Staff Reporter

Thiruvananthapuram: The police have arrested a 36-year-old man in connection with the attack on N. Rajendran, news reporter of the Malayala Manoram newspaper, at Kazhakuttam.

The police identified the suspect as Chandran, 36. Circle Inspector, Kazhakuttom, A. Pramod Kumar said Chandran, an agent at the Transport Department’s sub-office, had attempted to kill Rajendran in retaliation for a news report he filed against RTO agents in Kazhakuttom. The suspect was produced before the court on the charges of attempted murder and wrongful consignment and remanded in judicial custody for a period of 14 days.