KOTTAYAM: A man was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit at Thirunakkara Maidan here on Thursday. The condition of the injured, identified as Ravi of Aluva in Ernakulam district, was said to be stable.
He was rushed to the Medical College Hospital by the police where he later underwent a surgery.
West Police SI Jiju T R, who was assisted by the fingerprint experts in collecting evidence, told ‘Express’ that Ravi, a hotel employee, was consuming drinks with one of his friends at the open area when both had a brawl over something and the latter cut Ravi’s throat and managed to escape from the spot.
Meanwhile, another person identified as Shashidharan Pillai from Kanjirappally who was found unconscious at the spot was also taken to hospital by the police. However, he is not suspected to be involved in the crime, said the police adding that he lost consciousness after consuming alcohol.
Interestingly, a book exhibition drawing a big crowd was on at the maidan at the time of the crime. The steps constructed at the maidan for the public to sit in open area were now a hub of the anti-socials where they are engaged in activities such as drinking.