Kollam: Sooraj, the main accused in the case of brutal murder of a woman using a snake, was taken to the deceased Uthra's house for evidence collection. The police team found the jar in which Sooraj had carried the cobra to his wife Uthra's house. The jar was handed over to the forensic team.

His arrest was recorded on Sunday afternoon and he will be produced before the court on Monday.

Evidence collection conducted despite protests:
Uthra's mother and other family members protested over the entry of Sooraj into their house. According to reports, the evidence collection was carried out despite protests.

Snakebite murder:
On May 7, Uthra died of snakebite at her house in Kollam. After 4 hours of police questioning, Uthra's husband Sooraj confessed to killing his wife using a cobra. It is also reported that Sooraj bought two snakes for Rs 10,000 to kill his wife.

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Sooraj on March 2 tried killing Uthra at his house using another snake, but his attempt failed.

YouTube lessons on snakebite:
A Crime Branch probe revealed that Sooraj had prior experience handling snakes and had researched the topic on YouTube several times in the past three months.

Two of his accomplices have also been detained by the police.