Tripunithura police goes undercover to nab culprit who escaped custody

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Tripunithura: In a scenario reminiscent of a gripping detective novel, the officials of Hill Station Police in Tripunithura successfully apprehended a suspect through a clever undercover operation. Assuming various disguises, including that of a daily wager, a cook, an auto-rickshaw driver, and a woman wearing Parda, the officials managed to arrest the accused.

Jitheesh (also known as Jithu), a 20-year-old resident of Piravom, was arrested by the Hill Station Police on Friday in connection with a bike theft case. However, he managed to escape while the police had taken him to Vempally, Kottayam, to gather evidence. Taking advantage of the situation, Jitheesh eloped with his girlfriend after removing his handcuffs.

Several other cases were filed against Jitheesh in Ernakulam, Thrissur, and Kottayam districts. One such case, registered by the Piravom Police, involved the brutal murder of a security staff member using a brick.

In the wake of Jitheesh's escape, police intensified their efforts to locate and apprehend him. Realizing that he had left his girlfriend but promised to return later, the police devised a strategic plan. Two female police officers were stationed at his girlfriend's residence in hopes of intercepting him during his anticipated visit.

On Monday evening, Jitheesh made contact with his girlfriend from an unidentified phone number and instructed her to meet him at Kuruppanthara Railway Station. Upon receiving this information, the police officers sprang into action. Disguised as an auto-rickshaw driver, a Muslim woman, a daily wage labourer, and a cook employed at a nearby hotel, they covertly proceeded to the railway station.

Their careful planning paid off when Jitheesh, unaware of the presence of the undercover police officials, approached his girlfriend at the station. He was swiftly apprehended by the police.

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