Alphine murder: arrest of second accused recorded

M.S. Mathew’s arrest recorded at district jail by Thiruvambady Circle Inspector

The district Crime Branch probing the Koodathayi serial murder case on Thursday recorded the arrest of M.S. Mathew, the second accused, in the murder of Alphine, the one-and-and-a-half-year-old daughter of Shaju Zacharias, prime suspect Jolly Shaju’s second husband. Shaju Joseph, Circle Inspector of Police attached to the Thiruvambady police station, reached the district jail, Kozhikode, to record the arrest. The Judicial First Class Magistrate I, Thamarassery, had given permission to arrest Mathew on Tuesday. The investigation team is expected to file an application in the court for his production warrant this week. A custody application will be submitted along with his remand report.

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