Kondotti : Police rounded up a 15-year-old teen in connection with brazen attack on a college girl in Kondotti. Police picked up the boy on suspicions based on CCTV footage collected from the neighbourhood and victim’s description of her attacker.
The girl had said she would be able to identify the assailant, who she had never seen prior to the attack. The boy is currently being questioned at the police station. The arrest will be recorded only after more confirmation and inputs from the victim to ensure police have the right person.
On Monday morning, a stranger lay in wait by paddy fields in Koottukara. Then, as the college girl arrived on her regular path he overpowered her and dragged her to nearby plantain field, where he bound her hands, gagged her with dupatta and bashed her face with stone as she tried to flee the attack. Later, she somehow managed to run far enough to reach the saefty of a house in the locality.
Forensic techicians collected finger prints and othe evidences from the scene, including a blue coloured chappal, believed to be belonging to the culprit. Also dog squad from Malappuram was pressed into the search to track down the culprit.