The Perumbavoor Judicial Magistrate Court on Friday, remanded the accused in the infamous Jisha rape and murder case to 14-days of judicial custody.
30-year-old Jisha was raped and murdered in Perumbavoor in Ernakulam district on April 28.
The accused Ameerul Islam was reportedly taken to Kakkanad district jail according to local TV reports and the police did not ask for his custody.
Advocate P Rajan from hereon will represent the accused. Local TV reports also claimed that the accused said he was not physically attacked by the police during interrogation.
This comes a day after the first ever formal arrest in the sensational case was made.
Islam, a migrant construction worker believed to be from Assam was reportedly being interrogated by the police at an undisclosed location, and reportedly confessed to carrying out the murder.
Speaking to reporters at the Aluva Police Club on Thursday, ADGP Sandhya, the head of the team investigating the case, said that a DNA test on the suspect had matched evidence found on the scene.