Mystery looms over death of Wayanad man who succumbed to bullet injury
Kottathara: Mystery looms over the death of a man named Jayan in Kottathara region in Wayanad after sustaining a bullet injury on November 29 while reportedly guarding a paddy field at night. The incident has left residents there with many doubts.
Jayan was part of a 4-member gang that had gone to scare away wild boars in the paddy field. While Jayan died from the injury, the other man named Sharun in the gang who sustained bullet injury remains in critical condition at the hospital.
According to the two others in the gang, the bullet injury happened when they stood up and returned to the crouching position after seeing a movement in the field.
The strangest thing is that locals reportedly came to know about the incident only after the intervention of the police. The paddy field is in an area where wild animals keep destroying crops. Due to that situation, many individuals are involved in guarding their farm land.
On the night when Jayan sustained bullet injury, the individuals staying in the house near to the paddy heard the sound of a shot. However, they thought that the farmers were using crackers to drive away wild boars.
Notably, others who were part of Jayan’s gang did not alert the locals about the bullet injuries to take them to hospital. Instead they called up the relatives of the injured in Mechana and it is in their vehicle the duo was taken to the hospital. Jayan succumbed on the way itself.
The hospital authorities alerted the police about the case. In the night itself the police officials visited the spot were duo was injured. It was prior to the examination in the spot that the police informed the matter to residents.
On Tuesday, a team of police officials, forensic experts, dog squad, fingerprint experts and forest officials reached to the field. Reportedly, there was blood splash near to the spot where the gang crouched. The vehicle of Sharun in which the four-member gang reached to the field was also there.
Meanwhile, Sharun is a familiar face in the region as he has been cultivating crops there for many years. So, there is an intriguing question why the locals were not informed about the incident. The police also doubt whether the bullets were fired from a gun without license.
The cops have taken Sharun’s vehicle to custody. While two others in the gang Chandrappan and Kunjiraman were relieved after questioning. Police maintained that more details on the incident will be clear after getting Jayan’s autopsy report.