Kochi: Close to 50 days after Jisha was brutally raped and murdered at her home near Perumbavoor, an Assam native has reportedly confessed to having killed the law student.
As per reports, the man – who is said to be Jisha's former neighbour and friend – was nabbed from Kochi and taken to an undisclosed location for questioning.
Investigators are awaiting his DNA sample report before they formally link him to the gruesome crime that had shocked not just Kerala but the entire nation.
Reports added that the bloodstained chappal found at the scene of the crime has been conclusively proved to be belonging to the suspect now under the custody of police. The Assam native had, reportedly, bought the footwear from a shop in the locality and the shop owner has now identified the man.
Some other media reports claimed that apart from the main suspect, 3-4 of his accomplices are also under the custody of the police.
Jisha, who hailed from a poor family, was raped and brutally assaulted using sharp-edged weapons before being murdered at her house on April 28.
The murder was in focus during the May 16 Kerala Assembly poll campaigns with political parties attacking the then UDF regime for "tardy" progress in the investigation and its failure to nab the culprits.