Murder accused who escaped from Kuthiravattam nabbed in Karnataka by villagers

Vineesh, Kuthiravattam mental health centre

Kozhikode: Police nabbed a murder accused who escaped from the Kuthiravattam Mental Health Centre on Monday. Narukara native Vineesh was nabbed from Dharmasthala in Karnataka. He boarded a train from Kozhikode to Mangaluru and then travelled to Dharmasthala.

The natives caught him when he allegedly tried to steal a vehicle. He was later handed over to police. Upon receiving intimation, a team of Kerala police left for Dharmasthala. They are expected to return by Tuesday.

Vineesh is accused of murdering Perinthalmanna native Drishya (21), for denying his demand for marriage in June 2021. He allegedly stabbed her in her bedroom. Drishya was a third year undergraduate student in Palakkad.

Vineesh had tried to kill himself while in remand. After showing mental distress, he was shifted to Kuthiravattam centre.

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