Thalassery double murder: Crime Branch takes over probe

Shameer, Khalid

Kannur: Crime Branch will take over the probe into the sensational double murder case in Thalassery. A team led by Crime Branch assistant commissioner KV Babu will probe the case.

On the other day, the probe team questioned the two accused who were booked for protecting the main accused in the case.

It is learnt that CB will approach the court seeking the custody of five other accused, who are remanded in judicial custody.

The case pertains to the crime that happened on November 23. Two persons were allegedly hacked to death by a gang of drug mafia.

The deceased are identified as Khalid (52), a fisherman, and his brother-in-law Shameer (40). Shameer's cousin Shanid (38) was injured in the attack.

The police informed that the gang killed the duo a day after they brutally assaulted the son of one of the victims for objecting to their sale of banned substances in the area.

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