The Karamana police have arrested an autorickshaw driver on charge of kidnapping a school student and attempting to snatch money from him.
Sheen Tharayil, Circle Inspector, Thampanoor, said Murugan alias ‘Pambu’ Murugan, 48, of Mudavanmukal near Tirumala, was arrested late on Sunday. The boy, a Plus One student of a school in Pattom, was on his way home after tuition on his bicycle around 4 p.m. on Sunday, when Murugan blocked his path with his autorickshaw and pulled him into the vehicle. He took the boy to an isolated place near the Karamana bridge and was trying to rob him when the boy raised an alarm. Murugan fled on his autorickshaw, the registration number of which the boy memorised. Murugan was produced in court and remanded in judicial custody on Monday.