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Accused in Kerala lecturer attack case arrested

Last Updated: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 17:57

Moovatapuzha: One of the six accused
in the July 4 attack on a college lecturer, whose right hand
was chopped off for preparing a question paper with alleged
derogatory references to Prophet Mohammad, was arrested today
at Thiruvananthapuram, police said.

Jamal, arrested by the Special Investigation Team near a
mosque, revealed during questioning that he had used a knife
to assault the lecturer, Joseph, they said.

The SIT got details of those directly involved in the
attack after questioning Shamsudeen, who was arrested on
August 19.

Jamal would be produced before Aluva Judicial First Class
Magistrate later this evening, they said.

Joseph was attacked on July 4 when he was returning home
with his family after attending prayers at a church.

So far, 25 persons have been arrested in connection with
the case.


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First Published: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 17:57

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