Searching of accused came to end, by the surrender of main accused Muchchamil, a native of Muslim area of Thenkanikottai. Along with him, another accused Vignesh surrendered to the police in front of Hosur ASP.
Tried to Surrender at Court:
Police enquiry has revealed that, the two accused have tried to surrender at Chengalpattu court. As police got tip-off, the accused managed to escape and have tried to surrender at a Chennai court and later at Thirukkalungkundram court. As police had a close watch, they were not able to surrender in the courts and as they knew, police is ready to shoot at them, if they continue the drama, the accused decided to surrender at Hosur.
Mean while, Indian Express reporter reported that, the main accused is a juvenile, though he is aged 21 years. Krishnagiri In-Charge SP Pandi Gangadhar blamed the report as a conspiracy, so as to project the main accused Muchchamil as a minor and pave way for his escape.
SP also detailed that, with some terror mindset, the accused have been helped to make videos and the main accused has made a video as if he is aged less than 18 years and he is not the one who attacked SI with knife and he was not in the spot when the crime happened. He has been given support to make morphed videos of the crime event.
The accused has given a memory card containing the video to his friend Praveen who was asked to distribute the same through WhatsApp when he was instructed to do.
Poison, a drama?
SP, also said that, the main accused consuming poison at ASP camp office premises is also a staged drama.
Two more arrested:
While the accused Bujji, who attacked Police Head Constable Munuswamy, died due to ill health in a hospital while in police enquiry, other three were tried to hide in different locations.
The main accused Muchchi @ Muchchamil (21) was hiding at his sister’s house in Karnataka. Police have taken custody of Muhamad Suhail, brother in law of Muchchamil, a native of Mangamma Palayam near Bommanahalli in Bangalore district. He has been accused of giving shelter to the main accused.
Another accused Amar, who was hiding at the house of Raghu, living in Puthu Thippachandiram, was arrested by Karnataka police. Now, police have arrested Raghu for giving shelter to Amar. Raghu has also given Amar support to get medical treatment for the injuries he has suffered during the scuffle with police.
Both Muhamad Suhail and Raghu has been lodged in Salem prison.