Kothamangalam: Police have arrested the accused in the attack on churches and structures in various parts of Kavalangad panchayat. Sijo (Manoj-40) of Neryamangalam Allungal granary was arrested by the Oonukal police. The attack took place last week on a church and two chapels in Puliyanpara, Oonukal and Allungal areas.
A special team had been camping at the spot for days to find the accused. Police said he was mentally ill. He wandered alone at night for several days. Muvattupuzha DySPS Muhammad Riyaz, Inspector KG. Rishikesh Nair and ASIs MS. Jayan, Manaf and CPOs Niazuddin and Shanil were part of the probe team.