Kerala

Assault accused detained in Karnataka

Wayanad native allegedly beat up a couple from T.N.

Sajeevanand, 39, the prime accused who had been absconding after brutally beating up a couple from Tamil Nadu at Ambalavayal in the district, was detained by the police at Madhur, near Gundlupet, in Chamarajanagar district in Karnataka on Monday.

Sajeevanand of Kayattuthara, at Payikkolly, near Ambalavayal, was detained by a team of police led by Wayanad Assistant Superintendent of Police Vaibhav Saxena, around 3 p.m. from the ginger farm of his friend at Madhur.

Though the incident occurred on July 21, it came to light only on July 23 after a video captured by local people had gone viral on social media.

The video showed a Tamil speaking youth being brutally beaten up by Sajeevanand, while a mob was watching the scene. When the woman, who claimed to be the wife of the youth, tried to prevent the attack, she was also beaten up by the accused.

Suo motu case

He was also seen abusing the couple. When the police intensified the search for the accused, he fled to Karnataka.

Meanwhile, State Women’s Commission chairperson M.C. Josephine registered a suo motu case after visiting the site.

The accused would be produced before the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court here on Tuesday after recording his arrest, District Police Chief R.Karuppaswamy told The Hindu.

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