Kottayam : According to sources following public outrage over murder of newly wed Kevin and police inaction in the matter, the SP is being shifted out of Kottayam.
A big sit-in protest led by opposition is underway in front of Gandhinagar police station citing how police sided with the richer and refused to act on Kevin’s bride Neenu’s plea for help shortly after he was abducted by a gang of armed men.
Police Sided With Bride’s Family
The suspended personnel include Sub-Inspector Shibu, another SI and ASI .
The bride Neena said the police on Sunday summoned Kevin, her and her family. Her brother and father said they cannot acknowledge Kevin as he was poorer, now jobless after returning from Gulf and does not own a house of his own.
Neena claims that police all through mediation tried to send her back with her well-off family and it is only because of her strong stand citing the marriage too that police was rendered helpless.
Suspicions are also rife that that police gave silent consent to the abduction that resulted in murder.
Meanwhile, Kevin’s body that bears deep injuries on eyes and neck is being send for post-mortem to determine cause of death.
One Accused Nabbed
Following widespread outrage over the honour killing police have intensified search for Neena’s brother Shanu, Niyas and others of the gang. One accused has been nabbed while according to latest reports Shanu is presently hiding in Thenkashi region in Tamil Nadu with search teams on his trail.
SH Mount natïve Kevin Joseph and Thenmala resident Neenu Chacko got married at sub-registrar office on Friday against her parents wishes.
Her family including gulf-employed brother Shanu and father gave a man missing complaint following which the Sub-Inspector at Gandhinagar police station summoned both parties.
Despite the marriage the police allegedly sided with her parents and directed Neenu to go alongwith her parents.
A noisy scene erupted and Neenu stood her ground to live with Kevin.
Sensing trouble, Kevin moved Neenu secretly to a lady’s hostel in Amancherry. On Sunday, Shanu, Niyas and a gang of armed men attacked the house and abducted Kevin.
His body with eyes reportedly carved out and neck wounds, was found at the water’s edge in Chalikkara stream around 20 km away from Thenmala.
Neenu maintained that her parents, brother Shanu and Niyas were involved in the murder.