Woman shot dead in Marayoor for allegedly betraying sandalwood smugglers
Marayoor (Idukki): A woman was shot dead near Marayoor in Idukki district. The victim has been identified as Chandrika (34). The incident happened on Friday. Police said she was shot by her nephew. Three people have been taken into custody in connection with the case. Chandrika’s relatives Kaliyappan, Madhavan and Manikandan have been taken into custody by police.
Chandrika was in her farm when Kaliyappan came with an unlicensed gun and shot her. He was accompanied by Manikandan and Madhavan. Police caught them after they went hiding in the nearby forest after committing the crime.
It is reported that the murder was committed due to personal enmity that developed in connection with sandalwood smuggling case. Kaliyappan and Manikandan are accused in several sandalwood smuggling cases. Kaliyappan murdered her on the suspicion that she was betraying them.
Police are interrogating the accused to understand if there was any other motive behind the murder.