THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Pettah Police have arrested six persons in connection with the murder of Vishnu (19), a relative of notorious goon at Puthenpalam, in front of his mother.
Puthenpalam native Lallu (23) was picked up by the police yesterday night itself from the crime spot. The rest five were arrested from a house at Pangode Bharathnnur Ambedkhar colony today morning at 5. The arrest was carried out by Pettah police through a secret move without seeking help from the Pangode police. The other arrested persons are Batti Manu, Paratta Ani, Ranjith, Boji and Poocha Rajesh.
The murder happened yesterday at around 7 pm. The six-member gang barged into Vishnu’s house and hacked him to death. His mother Bindu (35) and cousin Laila (45) also got injured after they came in between the fights. Vishnu who was admitted in critical Care Unit of Medical College hospital died by 8 pm.
Laila’s condition continues to be serious. She is on ventilator in the surgical ICU. Bindu was also operated upon today morning. There are cut marks on Bindu’s head and hands.
Meanwhile, BJP today called for hartal from 12 noon to 6 pm in protest against the murder of Vishnu.