Missing man’s body found inside abandoned well in Anchal; 2 friends arrested for murder
Kollam: The body of a man, who was reported missing from Kannanallur six days ago, has been found inside an abandoned well in a rubber plantation in Anchal.
The victim was identified as Kannanallur native Shaukkath Ali. Police arrested Shaukkath Ali’s friends Aneesh and Shaiju for murdering him and dumping the body inside the well.
Aneesh and Shaiju visited Shaukkath Ali at his home on August 28 and took him along with them to allegedly buy chicken. However, Shaukkath Ali did not return home after that. Following this, his family filed a police complaint.
Initially, the accused stated that Shaukkath Ali had slept at Shaiju’s house that night but went missing the following morning. However, the truth was unraveled during a detailed interrogation.
The trio reached Shaiju’s house at night on August 28 and consumed alcohol. Soon, a dispute broke out amongst them. Aneesh and Shaiju beat Shaukkath Ali to death. The duo then dumped Shaukkath Ali’s body in the well.
Based on the statements of the accused, the investigating officers searched the well and retrieved Shaukkath Ali’s body. They later took the accused to the spot for evidence collection.