THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The city witnessed dramatic scenes on Sunday when a wanted youth, the son of a retired IPS officer, escaped from the police after a car chase and high drama at his home.
The accused, Nikhil Balachandran, 30, son of retired SP K B Balachandran, is an accused in three cases and court warrants are pending against him.
The police spotted the youth who was driving an SUV on the Plamoodu-Pattom stretch. When they intercepted him at Plammoodu, he drove the SUV in reverse gear, hitting several vehicles on the way.
He managed to escape from the police and the vehicle was later found abandoned near the All Saints College campus.
Hours later, the police received a tip-off that the accused had reached his home at Kuravankonam. A police team soon reached his house, which was found locked from inside.
When the cops asked the youth to unlock the door, he wielded a sword and threatened to kill his mother.
Later, senior officers reached the spot and started negotiations with the youth. During the talks, Nikhil somehow managed to escape by bending the window grills. The police have launched a massive search for him.
The Museum police said the cases against him include attempt to murder and outraging the modesty of women.