An IIM graduate who was accused of murder but had jumped bail in 2006 and fled the country was arrested by Tamil Nadu Railway Police at the Mumbai airport last Monday, according to media reports.
Muthaiah Puvibalan, a 38-year-old man from Madurai was arrested when he landed at the Mumbai airport from Saudi Arabia on last Monday.
The Railway Police told The New Indian Express that in 2005, Muthaiah and two of his friends were travelling on the Pandian Express from Madurai to Chennai when they had a quarrel with a woman senior citizen and allegedly pushed her out from the train between Melmaruvathur and Acharapakkam station. The woman died.
A case of murder was registered against three of them but Muthaiah got bail in 2006. The police told The New Indian Express, “Muthaiah jumped bail and moved to Saudi Arabia on his passport. When we came to know about this from his acquaintances and relatives, we obtained a look-out notice against him.”
The police was keeping a close watch on his movements in Saudi Arabia. The Indian Embassy in Saudi Arabia informed the police that he had taken a new passport and the passport number was shared at all airports and seaports.
Muthaiah was working as a chemist at a private company in Saudi Arabia. On November 16, when he landed at the Mumbai airport, the immigration department detained him and the Railway police was informed and they immediately came and took him into custody.