Hindu college girl killed by Muslim migrant worker in Kerala.
Beware of Muslim neighbor and migrant labourer…..
Hindu College girl killed amid Muslim migrant worker’s chain-snatching bid in a Kerala town.
Revathi Iyer | HENB | Perumbavoor | July 30, 2018:: A Muslim laborer from West Bengal’s Murshidabad district has been accused of hacking a Hindu college girl to death right outside her home in daylight when she tried to prevent him from snatching her grandmother’s chain in an industrial suburb in Kerala frequented by Muslim migrant workers.
Nimisha Thambi, 19, an final year undergraduate student of Vazhakulam MES College, was killed around 10 am in the broad day light. Her neck was partly severed and was declared dead at a hospital.
Police identified the accused as Biju Molla (32) alias Ali.
Tension ran high as large groups of local people protested outside factories that employ migrant labourers and shouted slogans against police laxity in securing the neighbourhood.
Around 50 migrant workers ran to the safety of a local police station, as they feared retaliatory mob attacks. A large posse of policemen was deployed and officials said the situation had returned to normal.
The murder took place in Perumbavoor in central Kerala, which has a high concentration of labourers from outside the state. The locality is just about 15km from the place where a law student was raped and murdered by a labourer from Assam in 2016, who has since been sentenced to death.
Jisha, a 30-year old law student, raped and murdered+ in her house at Vattolippadi, near Perumbavoor on April 28, 2016. Ameerul Islam, an Assamese migrant, was arrested after two months, from Kanjeepuram in Tamil Nadu on June 14, 2016. In December 2017, the Rape Jihadi Ameerul was sentenced to death in Jisha Murder case+.
According to 2017 data, Kerala hosts more than 25 lakh migrant labourers, with 2.5 lakh arriving every year. While 20 per cent of the migrant workers are from Bengal, 18 per cent are from Bihar, 17 per cent from Assam and 15 per cent from Uttar Pradesh.
Preliminary investigations suggest that Biju Ali, who works at a nearby spice mill, expected the aged woman to be alone at home at 10am. But since Nimisha was unwell, she had skipped classes and was at home.
“Molla, who was an laborer of a nearby factory unit, entered the house and reached kitchen where the grandmother was cooking. The accused apparently demanded money from the grandmother. The elderly woman refused and raised an alarm. The accused then tried to snatch the gold chain of the elderly. Hearing this, the girl rushed to the kitchen. In the melee, the accused slit the throat of the victim using a knife,” said a senior police officer.
Hearing Nimisha’s screams, her paternal uncle, living next door, came to their rescue. But Molla stabbed him and fled the scene. Nimisha’s uncle suffered injuries on forearm while defending the accused. He was admitted to Rajagiri Hospital and underwent surgeries to mend the vein, which was cut in the attack.
Though Nimisha was rushed to a hospital nearby, she was declared brought dead.
Later, residents who came to know about the incident went in search of Molla and found him hiding on the premises of a real estate project in the area. The residents immediately called the police and handed over the culprit to them.
__inputs from Agencies.