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NIA arrests man for 2010 chopping of Kerala prof’s hand

The arrested man is one of the accused involved in the attack during which the professor’s right hand was chopped off with an axe.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
April 16, 2015 2:42:36 am
T J Joseph was attacked on July 4, 2010. T J Joseph was attacked on July 4, 2010.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested a man, who was absconding, on charges of attempting to murder a professor at Kerala’s Idukki district in 2010. The arrested man is one of the accused involved in the attack during which the professor’s right hand was chopped off with an axe. Najeeb, a resident of Aluva in Ernakulam, was arrested on April 10 from Coimbatore.

Besides Najeeb, other members of Popular Front of India (PFI) are also accused of attempting to murder T J Joseph, a Malayalam professor of Newman College in Idukki’s Thodupuzha. The PFI members attacked Joseph as they felt that the Malayalam question paper, which he had prepared for an internal exam for BCom students for 2009-2010 academic year, included derogatory remarks against Prophet Mohammed.

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According to the NIA, Najeeb facilitated the escape of two main attackers, identified as Savad and Shamsudheen, after the On July 4, 2010, when Joseph was driving home from the church after Sunday mass with his sister and mother, his car was intercepted by the vehicle of the accused near his residence at Hostelpady in Muvattupuzha village. The NIA chargesheet says the accused allegedly smashed the windshield of Joseph’s car, pulled him out, attacked him with choppers, knives and a small axe, and attempted to kill him. One of them chopped off Joseph’s right hand and allegedly declared, “This hand which insults Islam will not be used in future.”

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First published on: 16-04-2015 at 02:42:36 am
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