Palakkad police assumes electric trap set for wild boar led to death of cops, takes two into custody


Palakkad: Police took two people into custody in connection with the probe into the death of the two cops at Muttikulangara here. The two policemen were found dead in a paddy field on Thursday morning.

In the statement to police, the two in custody revealed that they used to put electric trap for wild boars that used to stray into the paddy field.

Police have been interrogating the duo in detail.

The deceased were identified as Mohandas and Ashokan, both havildars attached to the camp, police said.

Both were not on duty and were missing since last night, they said, adding that a probe was already on to trace them.

Electrocution was suspected to be the cause of death as burn marks were reported to be found on the bodies.

It was suspected that they might have entered the field for fishing, local sources said.

However, police said the exact cause of death could be ascertained only after a detailed forensic examination and post-mortem.

(with inputs from pti)

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