Cherthala: After 22 years, police arrested the accused who was on bail in the case of throwing acid in the eyes of a murderer. Cherthala police arrested Sunil (41) , a native of Kadanad panchayat, Kottayam. He was arrested from Ramamangalam, Ernakulam.
Acid was thrown in the eyes of Prasad, who lived in a rented house in Cherthala. In October 2000, the attack took place near the Varanad temple. Prasad is the accused in the case of killing a native of Vaikom at Thanneermukkom Bund. The victim was a friend of Sunil’s brother.
Sunil was arrested after the acid attack. He was later released on bail and had been absconding for the past 22 years. The accused was caught in a further search based on the information received by Cherthala Station Officer B. Vinod Kumar.