MADURAI: The judicial magistrate court at Tirumangalam on Thursday remanded S Sankara Narayanan (24), the accused in the acid attack case, in judicial custody till September 29.
Since the man is suspected to be mentally-challenged, the magistrate ordered the police to keep him under observation at the GRH for 10 days and also sought a report on his condition.
Narayanan, threw the acid, which he claims to have got from his uncle’s jewellery shop, on U Meena (17) and S Angala Easwari (18) on Septmber 12. Soon after the incident, Narayanan went into hiding and was not seen for the next four days. When he returned, his family members were shocked to find burns on his hand and confronted him.
When Narayanan confessed to them about the acid attack on two girls, the family members immediately handed him over to the police. Police said that Narayanan was neither instigated by anyone, nor he had any motive.
Meanwhile, a senior doctor from the psychiatry department of the GRH said, “Sometimes, it is not possible to ascertain the mental condition of a person in 10 days, as mental illness may occur in episodes. In such cases we will present an observation report highlighting abnormal behaviour if any.”