Thiruvananthapuram, April 22: A case has been registered against 50 techies employed in the Technopark campus here for assaulting the prime accused in a gruesome twin-murder case, police said Tuesday.
The case was registered by the Kazhakottam Police station as the incident occurred inside the Technopark campus Monday when accused Nino Mathew, who worked with a IT company in the campus, was brought to his office.
“The case has been registered against 50 people who can be identified as they were attacking an accused who is under remand,” a police official, who did not want to be identified, told IANS.
The gruesome murder was allegedly executed by Mathew to get rid of his lover and co-worker Anu Shanti’s mother-in-law but Shanti’s four-year-old daughter was also killed and her husband was badly injured in the attack unleashed by Mathew with a baseball bat and a knife at their home last Wednesday.
Mathew was picked up by police hours after the murder and police, through the messages and pictures sent to his mobile, nailed the role of Shanti and she was also arrested the following day.
As part of the probe, a seven-member police team along with Mathew arrived Monday at the IT company in the Technopark campus where the duo worked.
As soon as Mathew was seen, a large number of IT professionals working in various companies got out and started to verbally abuse Mathew and soon, with tempers and emotions running high, many IT professionals physically attacked him.
The Kazhakottam police are now viewing the TV channel visuals to identify the IT professionals who physically assaulted Mathew.
Meanwhile, from Tuesday afternoon, a huge crowd had gathered at the home of Shanti as Mathew was brought to the place of the crime, but police – learning a lesson from Monday’s incident – were present in strength to control the crowd.