Monday May 1 2006 10:38 IST
PATHANAMTHITTA: A 60-year-old woman was raped and murdered at Kannampalli Kakkattumon in Naranammoozhi panchayat in the Ranni-Perunad police station limits in the district on Saturday night.
George, 42, son of Chacko of Kumbipoikayil at Kakkattumon, has been taken into custody by the police in this connection, Tiruvalla DySP Sunil Jacob said.
The incident came to light when people found parts of a human body with blood stains in a partly-tied sack in a rubber plantation on Sunday morning. The police followed the marks and finally reached the premises of George’s residence.
The accused, who admitted to committing the crime to the police, was living alone after he was deserted by his wife and children, the DySP said. The culprit admitted that he had duped the victim, who was sitting alone at a nearby place, to his residence by promising food.
Preliminary investigation was conducted under the direct supervision of District Superintendent of Police Ajithkumar.