04 October Tuesday

College Girl Escapes Near-fatal Attack By Stranger In Kondotti

Web Desk(TVM)Updated: Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

Kondotti : In a brazen attack in Koottukara,  a man, reportedly a stranger,   lay in wait by the paddy fields and ambushed a college student  as she arrived on her regular path.

He pounced on  the girl and  dragged her to the plantain field nearby where  he bound her  hands and gagged the victim  with her own dupatta(churidar shawl).  The girl apparently put up a brave fight and  managed to momentarily flee. But the attacker soon caught up with her  and then  bashed her face with a stone to prevent  her escape. The girl persisted despite the hurt and this time managed to run into a house nearby.  The girl described her attacker as a   fair-skinned of fat build,  who is clean-shaven.

Police are canvassing people and examining CCTV  footage in  the neighbourhood  to find clues to  the culprit’s identity. Forensic technicians collected fingerprints and other evidences including a footwear that police believe was left by the attacker during his hasty retreat. . Dog squad from Malappuram  too has been pressed into hunt for the culprit.