Thayyil toddler murder: Saranya’s lover arrested
Kannur: Police on Thursday arrested the lover of Saranya, the woman who murdered her one-and-a-half-year-old boy at Thayyil beach.
Police arrested Nithin of Varam around noon and registered an abetting to commit murder case against him.
The body of Viyan, son of Saranya and Pranav was found at Thayyil beach on February 16. Initially the couple stated that the boy, who was asleep, had gone missing. But after 24 hours of intense questioning, Saranya confessed to having murdered the boy to live with her lover.
At night, Saranya took the boy, who was asleep, to the beach and threw him onto the sea wall. Saranya, initially tried blame her husband for the murder. However as scientific evidence pointed fingers at her, Saranya confessed to the crime.
The police had taken Nithin into custody and questioned him earlier. However, Nithin was not arrested as he was not directly involved in the murder.
While Saranya was in custody, Nithin had made numerous calls and sent several messages to Saranya’s mobile phone. These calls and their WhatsApp conversations proved crucial during investigation.