Almost a month after the alleged custodial death of a youth who was wrongly arrested in a case of attack on a house, three people allegedly involved in the crime surrendered before a court in Ernakulam on Saturday.
The death of 26-year-old S R Sreejith, from Varapuzha in Ernakulam district, on April 9 had triggered widespread protests in Kerala. On Saturday, CM Pinarayi Vijayan had said the custodial death was a shame to the state.
After surrendering before the magistrate court at Aluva, the youths — Vipin, Ajith B B and Thulasidas alias Sreejith — told reporters that they had attacked Vasudevan’s house and Sreejith was not involved in the incident. Thulasidas alias Sreejith was mistaken as S R Sreejith.