Kochi: A magistrate court here on Tuesday remanded the three accused in the Varappuzha house attack case in Crime Branch custody till May 11. The trio, identified as Vibin, Thulasidas and Ajith, had surrendered before the Aluva magistrate on Saturday. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) had sought their custody for evidence collection and recovery of the arms used in the attack.
According to the case, the trio had gone into hiding in Thodupuzha and Koorg in Karnataka following Vasudevan’s suicide on April 6. According to sources, SR Sreejith, victim in the Varappuzha custodial death case, had been mistakenly taken into custody for Thulasidas alias Sreejith. A gang had attacked the house of Vasudevan on April six noon following which he committed suicide.
Meanwhile, one more person arrested earlier by Varappuzha police in the house attack case has raised allegations of custodial torture against the previous sub-inspector of Varappuzha, G S Deepak. Sreekuttan, Sreejith’s co-accused in the case, has been admitted to a private hospital in Kochi, complaining of immobility. Sreekuttan later told media that the police had repeatedly kicked on his head and spinal cord inside lock-up. Deepak, who was suspended and made an accused in the custodial death case, is currently in jail.