Santhanpara murder case: Main accused, wife of deceased found critical inside Mumbai lodge
Mumbai: Police found Wasim, main accused in the Santhanpara murder case, and Liji, wife of the deceased, in critical condition after having consumed poison inside a lodge here on Saturday. Liji’s two-and-a-half-year-old daughter Jovana was found dead at the spot.
Both Wasim and Liji were rushed to the Panvel government hospital where they are undergoing treatment. Maharashtra police alerted their Kerala counterparts after finding the three inside the lodge.
Wasim had murdered Liji’s husband Rijosh, who was an employee at the farm house owned by Wasim in Idukki. While police were investigating Rijosh’s murder, Wasim had released a WhatsApp video stating that he had killed Rijosh. In the video, Wasim also said that no one else was involved in the murder.
Earlier, Rijosh’s relatives had complained to police that he had been missing since October 31. Later, Wasim, Liji and Jovana were reported missing since November 4. Police are of the assumption that Wasim and Liji were in a relationship and eliminated Rijosh.
Following the complaint from Rijosh’s relatives, police had been investigating for him. The officials dug up Rijosh’s burnt body from a farmland belonging to Mushroom Hut farm house at Puttady in Idukki. The body was buried inside a six-foot deep pit near a water tank around 100 meters away from the farm house.