Kerala police officer Ajas's kidneys were damaged when he attempted to set a woman cop ablaze on June 15. He was undergoing dialysis. Ajas confessed to the crime before he succumbed to injuries.
Alappuzha: NA Ajas, 33, a civil police officer attached to Aluva traffic police station in Kerala, who was accused of murdering woman police constable O Soumya Pushpakaran, died. He was suffering from burn injuries following the attack.
Ajas's kidneys were damaged and he was undergoing dialysis. Sources said Ajas confessed to killing Soumya as she had refused to marry him and was avoiding him ever since. He also reportedly told the Ambalappuzha magistrate that he had no other motive and nobody else was involved.
34-year-old woman police constable Soumya died after she was allegedly set ablaze by Ajas on June 15. Soumya died on the spot. She was the mother of three children. Her husband has been working abroad. Her husband reached Kerala from Libya on June 19. Ajas was unmarried and he was reportedly on leave since June 9.
On June 19, Ajas was suspended from service after being accused of murdering the woman police constable. Ernakulam Rural superintendent of police K Karthick issued the order based on a preliminary inquiry report against the officer.
The funeral of Soumya is scheduled for today. Apparently, her body was kept in the mortuary of a private hospital in Oachira, Kollam and the body will be brought to Vallikunnam police station for the public to pay homage. Her last rites will be done with police honours.
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Last Updated Jun 20, 2019, 1:56 PM IST