Private bus driver murdered by friends in Kottayam over dispute on wedding gift
Kottayam: The police have found out that the private bus driver who was found dead under a car in Karukachal here was actually murdered. The deceased was identified as Kochukandam Banglakunnu native Rahul (35). The police have found that Rahul was murdered after 4 days of the incident. Police took into custody Rahul’s friends Vishnu and Suneesh.
As hinted by the police, a dispute over giving a donation for their friend’s wedding resulted in the murder. After the clashes, the friends murdered Rahul and abandoned the body under the car. Rahul’s body was found under his car near Thommacherry bank stop in the wee hours of Saturday.
First, it was assumed that Rahul happened to get crushed as the car fell on him while he was repairing it. He was bleeding from nose and mouth. Nothing unusual was found in the inquest and forensic examination. However, an injury was found inside the head in the post-mortem. With this, Rahul’s family lodged a complaint raising suspicion of murder.
Rahul had gone to attend a wedding in Nedumkunnam on Friday night with his friends. He had called his wife at 9.30 pm. But after this, when family tried to contact him, the call was attended and nobody spoke. This statement was crucial in the probe. With this, the police focussed the investigation on Rahul’s friends and found out it was murder.