The Vizhinjam Police have arrested the accused in the murder of a trader at Punnaklulam the other day. The arrested was Ratheesh Kumar, 28, of Kuzhivilakonam.
The body of Sukumaran Nadar, 70, of Thekkarikathu Puthenveedu, Irathikara, was found on Friday morning in a marshy land at Punnakulam. The body bore injury marks and was found in suspicious circumstances.
Police said Ratheesh Kumar committed the act after he was caught red-handed by Nadar while the former broke into the latter’s shop on Thursday night.
“Ratheesh Kumar, a mason, was caught by Nadar when he was trying to escape with the loot. Nadar, who identified Ratheesh, tried to apprehend him and mobilise neighbours,” the police said.
The police said Ratheesh Kumar unleashed a brutal attack and Nadar was beaten to death. He later disposed the body in the swamp. The probe team was led by Vizhinjam CI Zacharia Mathew.
Stabbing During Cricket Match
A youth was injured after his friend stabbed him over a dispute while playing cricket the other day. The injured, Kiran Kumar, 24, of Raodarikathu Veedu, Kadamankunnu, Kottoor is undergoing treatment at the Medical College Hospital. The Neyyar Dam Police said the arrested was Jyothi of Kadamankunnu. A search is on for two other accused.