Thrissur: An ambulance driver and his assistant saved a Tamil woman who was being attacked on the roadside at Thrissur in the wee hours on Tuesday. The brave hearts have been identified as Kottayam native Johnykutty and his assistant Shithin. The two handed over the assailant to police after gathering people by sounding the horn of the ambulance.
The incident occurred at 1am on Tuesday near the movie theatre at MG Road. The assailant tried to attack a Tamil woman after pushing her husband down on the ground. Johnykutty and Lithish were passing through this way at this time.
Seeing the incident, the two stopped the ambulance and Lithish got out and tried to stop the assailant. But, the assailant attacked Lithish with a marble piece and injured him above the rib. He sustained an injury and was admitted to hospital. The wound had five stiches.
After making arrangements for Lithish to reach the hospital, Johnykutty switched on the siren and horn of the ambulance. When Johnykutty tried to stop the assailant, he again came up with marble piece to attack Johnykutty. Using a stick that was found nearby, Johnykutty warded off the stone from the assailant. Meantime, the night patrolling team that was doing rounds at nearby place reached the spot hearing the siren. By the time, Johnykutty with the help of natives, nabbed the assailant who had tried to flee from the spot. He was later handed over to police.
The assailant has been identified as Jomon Varghese (41), a native of Bhoothathankettu in Kothamangalam.