Periya twin murder: Two cars, jeep found hidden in rubber plantation
Kanhangad: In connection with the twin murder of two Youth Congress workers in Kalliyode, the crime branch officials found three vehicles suspected to have been used by the culprits. Blood stain was spotted in one of the cars and the probe officers also found a cell phone from it.
The vehicles were found half a kilometre distance at Kannadippara in Thanithode – Koorankara road where the murder took place. Two cars were found at the rubber plantation and a jeep from a nearby house in the area. The jeep and the car are owned by Sastha Gangadharan, father of Gijin, who is fifth accused in the case. The second car is owned by Gangadharan’s relative Arun Kumar.
The rubber plantation from where the cars were found is located on the west side of Gangadharan's house. The jeep was found from near the house of sixth accused R Sreerag’s grandfather’s house. The householders told police that it was parked there on February 17, the day when the murder took place, at 9 pm.
A broken golden-coloured steel bangle was found at the place where the car was spotted. Earlier, a special team of local police found a car and a jeep, owned by Sastha Gangadharan, from an empty compound at Pakkam Velutholichal. A team headed by Crime Branch SP Muhammed Rafeeq took statement of many people at Kalliyode on Wednesday. Forensic officers examined the vehicles.
Crime Branch is also investigating CPM Uduma area secretary K. Manikandan’s connection with the murder. Police made it clear that the first accused Peethambaran had given statement against Manikandan.
However, Manikandan told Mathrubhumi that these are mere allegations against him and the baseless accusations circulated on the social media is part of the conspiracy of Congress.
The CPM secretariat meeting held at Kalliyod on Wednesday completely discussed the murder and the allegations against the party. It is learnt that the meeting has decided to strengthen their party workers to resist the allegations.