Ambalapuzha: The Punnapra police have taken a man into custody on charges of killing a youth who reportedly harassed his daughter.
Solomon, 45, of Veliyakathu House in Vadaykkal, who allegedly carried out the crime, and the victim, Kuriakose (Saji – 20), son of Sabu of Arukolasseriyil, Vadaykkal in Alappuzha are relatives.
Solomon had attacked Kuriakose on Sunday noon. He was arrested on Monday morning and produced before the magistrate after the inquest.
According to the police, the youth used to disturb Solomon’s daughter expressing his love for her. Solomon had warned Kuriakose over this, but the youth continued to pester the girl.
When Solomon saw Kuriakose speaking to his daughter on Sunday, he stabbed the youth. Though Kuriakose was rushed to the Alappuzha Medical College Hospital, he succumbed to the injuries there.
Postmortem report states Kuriakose died owing to injuries to kidney, arteries and liver.
Police have recovered the knife used for stabbing.