The Fort Police have arrested the accused in a case of gruesome attack on a person on Central Theatre Road here on December 5.
The arrested has been identified as Shafeeque, of Perumalakundayathu House, Pathamkallu, Nedumangad.
The police said that Shafeeque hacked Eugene, hailing from Anchuthengu, and robbed his gold chain weighing 2.5 sovereigns.
Eugene, who suffered several injuries, was rushed to the Medical College Hospital by a police patrol team.
Shafeeque is an accused in several cases, including murder and robbery, the police said.
He had earlier hacked an aged man to death inside Central Theatre in 2010 and robbed the latter’s gold chain. “His modus operandi was to befriend the target and take him to a vacant place for attacking and robbing valuables,” the police said.
Eugene was arrested in an investigation using CCTV visuals and secret surveillance of the place. Though the accused tried to attack the police team, he was surrounded and arrested.
The police team comprised Fort Circle Inspector S Y Suresh and civil police officers Nishad, Sugandhakumar and Shibu.
Cops Who Piloted Sand Lorry Suspended
Three police officials who went pilot in an official jeep for a lorry carrying illegally mined earth were placed under suspension the other day.
Rural SP A J Thomaskutty suspended grade sub-inspector Salim, grade ASI Devapalan and civil police officer Sudheer, all of Narumoodu Police Station, on Friday.
There were widespread complaints on illegal earth and granite mining at Naruvamoodu for quite sometime. The policemen were caught red-handed by Neyyatinkara Circle-Inspector M Anil Kumar on December 18 night.
On Friday night, Anil Kumar received a tip-off that some officials of Naruvamoodu police station were giving ‘on-the-spot’ support to illegal earth mining. The circle inspector who rushed to Naruvamoodu Junction saw the police jeep passing through the junction, followed by a lorry a few minutes later.
The circle inspector waylaid the lorry and took the driver into custody. He also nabbed an agent from the site. “When the agent was nabbed a call was received on his mobile phone which I attended. On the other end was one of the cops who cautioned him of my probable inspection,” Anil Kumar said.
The circle inspector reported the matter to the Rural SP which led to the disciplinary action.