Displaying nudity to women before robbery, ‘Blackman’ held in Kozhikode
Kozhikode: The Kasaba Police on Sunday nabbed the ‘Blackman’ who displayed nudity to women at their residence attacking and robbing them.
The accused is identified as Kannur Parattumukkom native Ajmal. Over 10 robbery cases have been registered against him at various police stations in Kozhikode.
A team of police officers led by the SI arrested Ajmal in the morning. Police have recovered stolen gold bangles and other valuables from him.
Ajmal used to break into hostels, houses and hospitals where women are residing. He would intrude into these places naked but covering his face. He would approach the women naked and attack them. He would then escape from the spot after stealing valuables.
After receiving numerous complaints, the police initiated action to trace him. He was nabbed from near a shopping complex in the town on Sunday morning.
There are 2 cases at Kasaba police station, 8 cases at the town station and another case at Nadakkavu station against him.
Ajmal was convicted for raping a woman in Koyilandy and was serving time at Kannur prison. He was released before the lockdown after the government decided to give parole to prison inmates during the coronavirus outbreak.
After being released from jail, he got into an abandoned house near Annie Hall Road here by breaking the windowpane. He has been using this place as a hideout while attacking and robbing women.
Ajmal had been displaying perverse behavior since childhood. Unable to tolerate the trouble, Ajmal’s family had sent him abroad for work. However, he lost his job due to behavioral problems and was sent back. His family members also abandoned him.
The accused confessed to have broken into 18 places. He would escape by breaking window panes. When residents followed him, he managed to escape by pelting stones at them.