70-year-old lady confronted thief with a mosquito bat
Chengannur: Usually Saramma will be busy killing mosquitoes using an electric bat after evening. Two days ago, she had to confront a thief with the same bat. Saramma is 70-year-old and living alone at her house in Neduvaramkode.
On July 21, at nearly 7.30 pm, one Sunil (40) (Oorali Sunil), a Cheriyanad native, entered Saramma’s house through back door when she was watching television. He tried to open the wardrobe and by hearing the sound, Saramma rushed to her room.
With all her energy, Saramma hit on thief’s head with the electric bat, she carried. The thief petrified and fell down. Soon he got up, pushed Saramma away and escaped from there. Chengannur police immediately reached the spot and arrested Sunil from an uninhabited house nearby. Police informed that the thief was drunken.
Sunil had made a theft attempt two years back when he was working in Saramma’s house. He was left free then after he made an apology and case was not registered. The accused has been remanded now.