Jaisankar, the 33-year-old serial rapist-killer, who escaped from police custody at the Salem bus stand on March 18 and went on to commit more rapes and murders, was nabbed by the public at Bijapur in Karnataka when he allegedly tried to molest a woman on Wednesday night, police said.
“A woman in a village in Bijapur raised alarm that Sankar tried to molest her. When the public rushed to her rescue, he brandished a sickle but they overpowered him,” Coimbatore police commissioner
C. Sylendra Babu said on Wednesday .
He said Sankar would be handed over to Tamil Nadu after prosecution for the murders and rapes he had committed in Karnataka.
Police suspect Sankar had committed about 30 rape-murders in several districts of Tamil Nadu and other states too.
A married man with three little girl children, he was working as a mini-bus driver when he allegedly committed his first murder in 2008, that of 32-year old wife of a policeman with whom he was having an affair.
His wife Parameswari, 30, however, insisted that Sankar was innocent and was framed by the police. Asian Age