Thrissur death due to drowning turns out to be murder; friend arrested
Nenmanikkara: A person was arrested here for murdering his friend over a financial transaction. Ollur native Simon (53) was arrested by Puthukkad police for pushing his friend 56-year-old Jaison, who is also an Ollur native, into Manali river and drowning him.
Jaison asked Simon to repay the borrowed amount, leading to a scuffle between them. Following this, the accused pushed the former into the river.
Jaison had given Rs 5 lakh to Simon, after his house in Ancheri was sold. Simon spend the money gambling. Knowing about this, Jaison asked to repay the money.
On March 15, Simon, an autorickshaw driver, took Jaison to an isolated area in Madavakkara offering alcohol. Later a quarrel broke out and Simon forcefully pushed Jaison into the river.
Simon switched off the mobile and had been hiding in Perumbavoor and Palakkad. 10 days back he returned to Ollur.
Though post-mortem confirmed death due to drowning, police had suspicion. The lead regarding financial transaction led to Simon.
Simon was presented at the court and remanded.