Mananthavady: Police have arrested two persons, including the victim’s son, in connection with the ‘Drishyam’ movie model murder committed in Edavaka Paingattiri. Tamil Nadu Usilampetti native Asai Kannan’s (48) dead body was found the other day from a house under construction. Asai Kannan’s second son Usilampetti Madhurai Thimmanam Arun Pandi (22) and his friend and neighbour Tirunelveli Annamalai Puthu Arjun (22) were arrested by the police.

In the primary investigation by police, only these two were found to have involved in the case. Arun Pandi have given statement to the police that he committed the murder as he was upset in the rumours spread by his father about Arun and his mother. He has also stated that his father used to consume alcohol and physically assault his mother.

The murder was committed on September 29. With the help of his friend Arjun, Arun Pandi brought Asai Kannan to the under construction building, offering him liquor. After he entered the house, Arun Pandi, who was hiding inside the house, hit him with an iron bar. Later they strangled Asai Kannan with Arjun’s dhoti to confirm death, and covered the body in a cloth before dumping it in the pit they had already dug. 

The police are continuing investigation to find whether more persons are involved in the crime. Asai Kannan was brought to the crime spot in an auto rickshaw. Police is trying to find the auto driver.