Man jumps into river after attacking fish vendor; clings to tree branch for over one hour
Kottayam: A man who assaulted a fish vendor and then jumped into Meenachil river had to hold on a floating log for one and a half hours. Eventually, the police and fire forces rescued him and brought ashore. The incident took place at Chemmanampadi in Kottayam on Tuesday.
The man identified as Arun alias Aby hacked Nassar, a fish vendor, with a machete on Tuesday morning. Nassar was barely 100 meters away from his house when the attack happened.
After the attack, Arun jumped into the Meenachil river and clinged to a log. He also refused to come ashore. After one and half hours of effort, the fire force managed to bring him back. The fire force officers reached up to him in a boat and brought him safely ashore.
Arun was later arrested by the police in connection with the crime. It is learnt that he was under influence of drugs while attacking the fish vendor. Meantime, Nassar was admitted to the hospital after sustaining injuries.