Visuals of youth missing from Azhimala surface, police intensify search

CCTV Visual of Kiran / Image Courtesy: Mathrubhumi news screengrab

Thiruvananthapuram: Police recovered purported visuals of the man who went missing from Azhimala beach. The visuals featured the man running as trying to escape from the spot. It is observed that the visuals have deepened the mystery in the missing case amid the allegations raised by the man's family. Kiran, a native of Naruvamoodu here went missing on Saturday evening.

It is learnt that Kiran headed to Azhimala beach to meet his girlfriend. According to Kiran’s family, he was abducted by the family of his girlfriend after a verbal dispute.

Kiran’s family members also fear whether Kiran jumped into the sea to escape from an attack from the family members of his friend. It is learnt that a dispute was ongoing between the girl's family and Kiran over their relationship.

For the last two days, the coastal police have been searching for Kiran on the sea and other premises. Yet there is no clue about him. However, one of his footwear was found near the beach on Sunday. On the other hand, his girlfriend and her family are reportedly absconding. The CCTV visuals have been retrieved amid this. It further corroborates the claim made by Kiran’s family that Kiran might have jumped into the sea while trying to flee from his abductors.

Vizhinjam Police have launched an investigation into the case. Meanwhile, the coastal police are continuing a search operation in the area.

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