Police arrest Thrissur man for bike theft; admits to killing father
Chalakudy: A youth who had been arrested by the police in connection with a bike theft turned out to be a murderer. The youth has conceded before the investigating officers that he had killed his father.
Kunnummal Balu, a native of Konnakuzhy, along with three other people, were arrested by the police in connection with a series of bike thefts. Balu told the investigators that he had attacked hi father who later succumbed to the injuries suffered in the attack. While inquiring about the ways of the theft, the accused confessed to the crime before before DySP C. R. Santhosh.
Earlier, it was alleged that Babu, father of Balu died when he fell from a tree. According to the Balu's statement, the incident happened following the row between his parents. Babu, who was severely injured after Balu hit him on head, was admitted to the Chalakudy Taluk hospital. He was later taken to Thrissur Medical college but could not be saved.
Balu’s family resides in an isolated place in Konakkuzhy. Balu claimed that he had reported his father's death as accidental at his mother’s behest. The police have registered a case against the accused on the basis of the confession made to the investigating officers. They said that a special investigation team would be formed to collect further evidence.