TRIPUNITHURA: on Wednesday police arrested a man(36) for allegedly snatching a gold made chain from an elderly woman on Tuesday.
Recognizing the accused as Shehanad of Valapattanam in Kannur, he was a history-sheeter and had committed some other similar crimes in the past as well. He used to target elderly women pedestrians at the deserted areas. He used to follow them on his 2-wheeler, before attacking them from behind. In many cases, the women had even fallen on ground and suffer injuries.
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On Tuesday’s incident, Kousalya(83) from Eroor, who was on her way to a temple, was attacked.
A team led by the Hill Palace inspector and sub-inspector made the arrest. Police recognized the accused from the CCTV footages from nearby area. He was produced before the magistrate and was remanded in the judicial custody for 14 days.