Arshad, Sajeev Krishna
Kochi: Police informed that the youth, who killed his friend at a flat near Infopark in Kakkanad has confessed to the crime. Thrikkakara SP PV Baby revealed that Arshad (27) had executed the crime alone following a dispute over drug peddling.
Arshad disclosed that he had referred YouTube to find a way to kill Sajeev Krishna, who was sleeping beside him following a quarrel. After watching a video of a murder by stabbing, Arshad immediately went to the kitchen for getting a knife, rushed to Sajeev and stabbed him several times. Later, he wrapped the body in the bedspread and dumped it into the opening of the garbage duct in the flat.
The accused said that he had given money to Sajeev to sell drugs. Though Sajeev assured that he would return the amount after selling the drugs, he did not. A quarrel broke out over this issue had ended up in the murder, Arshad said.
Police collected evidence after taking Arshad to the crime spot on Saturday evening. The investigation team obtained the knife used for the crime, a broom which was used to clean the blood stain from the floor and clothes in which the body was covered. The probe team also summoned Amjad and Shibin, Arshad's roommates to the flat for identifying the certificates of the deceased and the accused.