Murder accused from West Bengal, hiding in Chennai, arrested by police

The man will be handed over to the West Bengal police, officials said

The Chennai City Police apprehended a 27-year-old murder accused from West Bengal on Monday. The murder accused, identified as J. Obaidur Rahman of Birbham district in West Bengal, had escaped from the State and was working in Chennai as a daily wage labourer at a construction site.

A police official of Manali New Town said, a few days ago, a team of police officials from West Bengal sought the help of the city police in this matter. Based on the photographs and identification details provided by the West Bengal police and the CCTV cameras fitted near a construction site, a police team identified the accused. He was later arrested and steps are being taken to hand him over to the West Bengal police.

The accused, after committing the crime in July had escaped along with his wife, and the couple were recruited by the contractor to work at a construction site in the Manali New Town a month ago, the police official added.

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