Kannur man gives his own obituary in dailies, police trace him to Kottayam
Taliparamba Kuttikkolil native Joseph Melukunnel, who went into hiding after publishing his own obituary in newspapers, has been found from a lodge in Kottayam. The police were searching for him after a man-missing complaint was lodged by his wife Mary. Joseph was spotted at the Agricultural and Rural Development Bank at Kottayam by Monday afternoon. He approached the bank manager and enquired about the procedures to send a gold chain and money to Kannur. The bank manager grew suspicious and informed the police, after which they traced him to a lodge in Kottayam.