Kochi: An activist of radical Muslim outfit Popular Front of India (PFI), against whom police had issued a lookout notice in connection with the brutal attack on college lecturer T J Joseph, was arrested Wednesday.
Yunus (33), the prime accused in the case, has been arrested, police said.
Lookout notices were pending against two more PFI activists, they said, adding, so far seven persons have been arrested in connection with the case.
Joseph`s right hand was chopped off at Muvattupuzha by suspected PFI activists for preparing a question paper which allegedly had derogatory references to Prophet Mohammed. He was returning with his family after Sunday mass on July 4 when the incident took place.
The lecturer was out on bail after being arrested for preparing the question paper that had triggered protests by Muslim organisations.