Museum assault case: Accused claims innocence, says police trapped him

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Thiruvananthapuram: Police have taken Santhosh, the accused in the museum sexual assault case and break-in attempt case for evidence collection at Kuravankonam here on Wednesday.

According to police, the accused Shaji had sexually assaulted a woman doctor in the Napier Museum Park and attempted to break into a house in Kuravankonam.

During the evidence collection, police took Santhosh to the house where he tried to barge in by breaking the door.

Santhosh told the media that he didn't do anything wrong and police had trapped him in the case.

"I have a lot to reveal about the case. I haven't done anything wrong. They threatened my wife to give a statement against me. Police fabricated the evidence to trap me in the case" he alleged.

Santhosh is the driver of minister Roshy Augustine's personal staff. It was found that the accused used the official government vehicle for his crimes. Further, an Innova car bearing a Govt of Kerala registration board was used by the accused when he travelled to the museum. He was caught by the police after analysing the CCTV footage in the area.

On Wednesday morning, the woman doctor identified Santhosh as the person who assaulted her.

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