Suspected of impeding marriage, youth attacks woman in Kottayam

Accused Shyam P Sashidharan,

Kottayam: Police arrested Shyam P Sashidharan, a native of Vakathanam here for attempt to murder a woman on Saturday.

According to the police complaint, the man allegedly lurked in the Panthrandamkuzhi region and thrashed his neighbourhood woman with a wooden stick. He also reportedly attacked the woman’s father, who rushed to the spot after hearing her sound.

The father-daughter duo suffered injuries and was taken to Kottayam Medical College.

Meanwhile, a police official said that attack on the duo was triggered over the accused’s suspicion that they impeded his marriage.

The accused was produced before the court and remanded for 14 days.

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