The Kerala Police has arrested a Bihar native on charges of supplying the pistol used by accused Rakhil in the killing of house surgeon P.V.Manasa at her rented home in Kothamangalam a fortnight ago. The police team from Kerala led by Kothamangalam Sub-Inspector Mahin, arrested the Bihar native, Sonu Kumar Modi, 21, a native of Khapra Thara village in Munger district with the help of the Bihar Police, on Friday morning.
High drama preceded the arrest of Sonu Kumar as he tried to escape from the clutches of the police. The attempt by the accomplices of Sonu Kumar to resist his arrest was foiled by the police as it opened fire to disperse the crowd. Later, Sonu Kumar was produced before the Munger Judicial Magistrate Court and granted a transit warrant to Kothamangalam First-Class Judicial Magistrate Court for further proceedings. The stalker, Rakhil, a 32-year-old man, shot dead a dental student in Kochi before killing himself procured the pistol from Bihar with the help a migrant labourer whom he employed in his interior design work. He travelled to Bihar on July 12 and returned on July 22. He reached Kothamangalam the next day. So he could have procured the pistol during his Bihar visit, officials said. On July 30, Rakhil entered the house where 24-year-old P V Manasa from Kannur was living as a ‘paid guest’ along with three other collegemates in Kothamangalam and shot her at point-blank range.