Absconding murderer arrested in Bengaluru and brought back

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Kottayam: The accused, in the murder of a migrant labourer in Kottayam, was arrested from Whitefield , Bengaluru and was brought back here yesterday on 8 May. Appu Roy (26) from Jaipalguri, Bengal , has been accused of killing his friend Pushpanath Saibi (Pushkumar). The victim was found stabbed to death on the fourth floor of a building ner TB junction on 16 April.

Money was the motive behind the murder, said District Police Chief Hari Sankar. It has also been found that Roy had used the victim's ATM card to withdraw cash.

Roy's hand had sustained a deep injury during the murder. He was caught by the shadow police in Bangalore, said DYSP R Sreekumar. He will be produced before a court today.

The police team included West CI VS Pradeep Kumar, SI A Ramesh, ASIs Radhakrishnan Nair, VS Shibu Kuttan, S Ajith, I Sajikumar, Civil police officers PN Manoj, KS Abhilash, Arun Kumar and Sajamon Philip.

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