Murder over ganja sale in Kozhikode; accused arrested after two-and-a-half-years
Kozhikode: Two-and-a-half-years after a 50-year-old man was murdered at south beach here over sale of ganja, Crime Branch nabbed two accused.
The Crime Branch investigation team led by I. G Jayaraj nabbed Koduvalli native Sirajudhin Thangal (27) and his fried Ameer Ali were arrested for murdering Azees alias Kuthira Azu.
While being questioned in connection with another attack case, Ameer Ali revealed that he along with Sirajudhin had murdered Azees at Kozhikode south beach on February 22, 2018. In the subsequent search, Sirajudhin was nabbed from Manjeshwaram on Friday.
The trio, who had been using ganja got into an argument over its sale resulting in the murder of Azees, the Crime Branch IG said. During the fight, Sirajudhin took Azees to the ground and climbed on to his chest. He then hit Azees on the head and face with a concrete block. Ameer Ali then pressed the concrete block against Azees’s head resulting in his death.
The two were involved in many other cases including POCSO cases. Ameer Ali is also a murder accused. Sirajudhin had been hiding in Manjeshwaram and was using another person’s sim card. Investigations based on Sirajudhin’s mobile phone helped police nab him.