Kochi: A 35-year old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly attacking a woman and her four children at Pambakuda in Ramamangalam village of Ernakulam district.
The arrested was identified as Renny, a resident of Neytushalapadi, who is having a living together relationship with Smitha, 35, after the death of her first husband.
According to police, the attack happened in the wee hours of Thursday.
“He threw acid at Smitha and her four children, who were sleeping at their one room house at Neytushalapadi around 3 am, through one of the broken window. The third child, Smija studying in Class Seven, suffered serious injury on her face. The others — Nivin (14), Smina (13) and Sminu (4) besides Smitha are under trea-tment,” police said.
According to sources, the accused confessed to the crime. The cops are on the lookout for his aides.
The shocking attack came even as the villagers pooled together resources and were building a house for the poor family. The house construction was almost over and the key handing ceremony was scheduled next month.
“We’ll collect scientific evidences from the house tomorrow and produce the accused before the court,” they said.