A 37-year-old man, Santhosh alias ‘Container Santhosh', surrendered before the Judicial First Class Magistrate's Court in Thiruvalla on Tuesday in connection with a criminal case involving the brutal attack on a journalist at Sasthamcottah in Kollam district on April 16.

Judicial First Class Magistrate A.S. Mallika sent the accused to the Pathanamthitta sub-jail, directing the police to take him to the Sasthamcottah court on Tuesday itself.

According to the police, Santhosh is the main accused in the case, pending before the Sasthamcottah court, relating to the attack on V.B. Unnithan, journalist with the Mathrubhumi daily in Kollam, at Sasthamcottah on April 16 night.

The police took him to the Sasthamcottah court in the afternoon.

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