Minister M V Govindan Master paying homage when Manasa's body was brought home | Photo: Ridhin Damu I Mathrubhumi
Kannur: Minister MV Govindan Master said that Rakhil had travelled to Bihar before the murder of Manasa and the police had received accurate evidence for this. The minister said that what happened in Kothamangalam was a North Indian-style murder and that he had communicated with the Ernakulam Rural SP regarding the ongoing investigation. He was addressing the media after paying homage when Manasa's body was brought to the residence in Kannur.
“Accurate evidence has been found that prove Rakhil went to Bihar. According to the Ernakulam Rural SP, Rakhil and his friend had gone to Bihar a few days back. Rakhil also lived in some remote places in Bihar where he knew a migrant worker," said the minister.
The minister added that the police received information that the migrant worker was spotted there and that the police team would leave for Bihar on Sunday. With the revelation on Rakhil's journey, it is almost certain that the gun was obtained from Bihar. Rakhil, who was doing interior design works, went to Bihar with a friend. He travelled there with the friend for two days.
According to the reports, he travelled alone during one of these days. It was then he managed to get the gun. But the police have not clarified this. The police team will leave for Bihar on Sunday for a detailed investigation. Bihar police have also been contacted for information related to the gun.
Meanwhile, the body of Manasa was brought to the Payyambalam crematorium for burial at 10 am. The body was brought to Payyambalam after allowing the public to pay homage. Public representatives and politicians came here to pay last respects.