Accused who were nabbed in connection with the Pattoor attack case | Photo: Mathrubhumi News Screengrab
Thiruvananthapuram: In a new update in the Pattoor goon attack case, three accused namely Asif, Arif and Jomon, surrendered before the First Class Judicial Magistrate Court in Thiruvananthapuram on Saturday. They are the accomplice of goonda leader Om Prakash, an accused in the case.
Although another accused Ranjith had arrived to surrender before the court, he could not do so following physical discomfort and went to a hospital. The incident pertaining to the case took place on January 8 in Pattoor.
A gang of goons led by Om Prakash attacked four people, including construction company owner Nidhin, in an act of revenge over an attack on Arif and Asif’s house.
Following this, the Pettah police launched an investigation to nab the goons. However, they were on the run.
Later, a probe centred on phone calls revealed that Arif and some others were in Ooty. It is also learnt that Arif had been regularly in touch with a CPM leader’s daughter.
Meanwhile, police suspect that Om Prakash is currently absconding in Delhi. Investigation is underway to nab him.
Earlier, the police had caught two accused in connection with the case from Bengaluru.