THRISSUR: A special investigation team (SIT) with the help of Tamil Nadu police on Sunday arrested vice-principal of Nehru Engineering College and Research N K Sakthivel in the Jishnu Prannoy case. The third accused was arrested from a farmhouse at Annur, near Coimbatore.
He was taken into custody by an SIT led by crime branch ADGP Nithin Agarwal.
Thrissur Rural SP Vijaya Kumar said police had traced him by tracking his phone calls. He said two police teams are now searching for CP Praveen, assistant professor, and Dipin, an exam duty staffer.
Both individuals went missing immediately after Jishnu Prannoy, a student of Nehru College in Pampady, was found hanging in the hostel this January.
SIT had submitted a report to the court on February 13 listing Nehru group of Institutions chairman P Krishnadas, vice principal NK Sakthivel, PRO Sanjith Viswanathan, assistant professor CP Praveen and exam duty staff Dipin as accused in the case.
“Police had formed five teams to find Sakthivel, assistant professor Praveen and college staff Dipin. These teams have searched various places outside Kerala. One team stayed in Coimbatore," said police sources.
All the accused had gone underground, but P Krishnadas and PRO Sanjith surfaced after they got anticipatory bail from the court.