Thiruvananthapuram: A youth is feared to have drowned at Azhimala beach after being found missing from Saturday evening onwards. Kiran, a Naruvamoodu native, was last seen headed to Azhimala beach to meet a female friend.
On Saturday, the coastal police conducted a search operation in the sea as per the direction of Vizhinjam Police. The family had earlier stated that Kiran might have jumped into the sea. On Sunday, one of his footwear found near the beach strengthened this claim.
The family also alleged that Kiran was abducted by the girl's family. They claimed Kiran might have jumped into the sea while trying to flee from his abductors. It is learned that a dispute was ongoing between the girl's family and Kiran over their relationship.
Vizhinjam Police have launched an investigation, and the coastal police are continuing a search operation in the area.