Police at the house where the accused stayed, Ansari at hospital (top left), Injuries on Ansari's body
Kumbla: The post-mortem report of Aboobacker Siddique, a native of Seethangoli who was brutally assaulted while being held captive by a group of men over financial disputes, revealed shocking details. The report reads that the muscles in Siddique's body had turned mushy due to repeated blows to his body. It also says that a person would have to be hit more than 5000 times for their muscles to turn into mush. The blows were mostly to his back and soles. Meanwhile, the investigating officers believe that the blow to his head is what led to his death.
Aboobacker Siddique’s brother Anwar and friend Ansari who escaped after being held hostage recalled the stories of horror. Mugu native Ansari, who is currently admitted to Co-operative Hospital in Kumbla, said that he was beaten up after being hung upside down from a tree. Ansari and Anwar were abducted by the quotation gang on Friday. Ansari said that they were tortured at the house located in Paivalike and amidst the forest in Borkala.
The men were hitting them up asking for money and stopped only when they turned partly unconscious. The gang then turned towards Anwar and hit him brutally. They were asked to phone home and tell them that they were safe. They were also forced to call Siddique and ask him to come home. On Sunday evening, Siddique, who arrived in Kerala by then, was tied to a tree in Borkala and tortured. By night, both Ansari and Anwar were told that the matters were settled. They were given Rs 1,500, ushered into a vehicle and were dropped off in Paivalike. Anwar said that it was when they reached Bandiyod in an autorickshaw that they came to know about Siddique’s death.
Meanwhile, the police and forensic experts inspected the house in Paivalike where the accused stayed on Tuesday. It is hinted that some shady dealings by two Manjeshwaram natives involving Rs 50 lakh is what led to the murder. The police speculate that these men might have sought the help of the quotation gang from Paivalike to get their money back.