After Bitti, who was living under the fictitious name Raghav Raj, proposed to his girlfriend, she insisted that their families should meet. But he kept giving excuses which made her suspicious.
At one point he had to confess everything to her. According to the police, she informed the bank that led to his arrest.
But when the bank got an anonymous letter, written in both Malayalam and English, Bitti snuffed danger. The police nabbed him when he was about to slip out of his rented premises in Pazhavangady (Kannur).