An excessive-speed chase by a suspected drug peddler in his luxurious vehicle caused the twist of fate. Three humans, including former Miss Kerala Ansi Kabeer and runner-up Anjana Shajan, 26, died on November 1, Kochi police commissioner CH Nagaraju has said.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, Nagaraju stated their probe confirmed the accident happened while the victims had been compelled to speed away. “After the birthday celebration, Saiju Thankachan made some overtures which they became down and that led to a chase,” he stated.
On Tuesday, the unique investigation group submitted a report in the courtroom, announcing that if there had been no chase, all three would have been alive. The court then down to Thankachan’s bail plea and extended his police custody for three extra days.
“He is a drug addict and involved in many shady offers. We have data that he stressed many women after past due-night parties, and if they arrive, we can sign in more instances. We have registered instances against him for crook intimidation (Section 506), culpable homicide (segment 299), and different sections (of IPC),” stated the commissioner. During the research, Thankachan told the police that he accompanied them in his Audi vehicle to warn their driver Abdul Rehman, who became inebriated, police stated. Rehman, however, instructed the police that he drove the car (Ford Aspire) at the most pace to avoid the chasing vehicle. He also said that Thankachan had blocked their automobile close to Kundanoor junction and threatened them to return to the lodge, police introduced.
While former Miss Kerala Anis Kabeer and runner-up Anjana Shajan died immediately, their pal M Ashiq, an advertising expert, died after every week. Their driver Rehman escaped with injuries on account that he changed into carrying the seat belt.
Before the crash, Kabeer and Shajan had gone to wait for a DJ celebration at a lodge. While the probe team recovered the challenging disk of the CCTV photos at the motel, to start with, they didn’t get any visuals of the birthday party, raising suspicions. However, reviews claimed that there was an unpleasant incident all through the party. Before matters may want to take an unpleasant flip, the children had left the lodge. Police also determined that at the time of the twist of fate, the automobile of the two women became being observed.
The Kerala police later interrogated the owner of the hotel, wherein the DJ celebration came about. Despite numerous summons, motel proprietor Roy J.Vayalatin did now not come forward to document his assertion. After the State Police leader Anil Kant intervened, he eventually appeared earlier than the probe crew. The Kerala police probe team arrested Roy J. Vayalatin (the owner of the motel) and 5 of his workforce individuals. Then Vayalatin confessed to the police that the CCTV hard disk containing the birthday party’s visuals had been destroyed.
A fantastic crew of the Crime Branch headed through S.P. Biji George later took over the case. During the interrogation, for the reason that hotel staffers had discovered that the hard disk which contained pictures from the celebration become destroyed and thrown into the close by backwaters, a crew of scuba divers on Monday (November 22) afternoon jumped into the bushes near Kochi to try to retrieve the hard disk.