Kevin murder: Mother of Niyas says he was trapped by Shanu
Kollam: Thenmala native Niyas, who was taken into police custody in connection with the murder of Kevin, is innocent, claimed Niyas mother Laila Beevi. She is also a relative of Kevin’s wife Neenu. Neenu’s brother Shanu took Niyas from his house and he was cheated, she added.
Shanu took Niyas from home saying they need a driver. Shanu called Niyas in the wee hours of Thursday and asked to come with a rented vehicle. He said that the vehicle was to bring Neenu home as she was sick. But Niyas rejected his demand because his mother was alone at home. Later Shanu asked me to tell Niyas to accompany him. But I told him that I can’t because I was alone,’ Laila Beevi said.
Shanu called Niyas again on Saturday. He said that Neenu had an exam at Thiruvalla and they need a car for rent to drop her. Thus Niyas went with a rented vehicle. Shanu forced Niyas to go with him. Niyas’ sister also responded that Shanu and Neenu’s parents cheated Niyas. Though they tried to contact Niyas on phone on Saturday, they could not talk to him. Shanu did not give the phone to Niyas, his mother said.
On Sunday morning, Neenu’s father Chacko and mother Rahna had visited their house. They said that Neenu was sick and they went to take her back home. But we came to know the incident only when the news was reported in the media, revealed Laila Beevi to Mathrubhumi News.