Kottayam : Postmortem on Kevin, murdered for marrying against wishes of his wife’s family, was completed around 10.30 today and body released shortly afterwards.
The body arrived at his house amid teary scenes with wife Neenu inconsolably clinging to his mobile mortuary glass and calling out to him.
While father restrained emotions calming Neenu, Kevin’s mother and sister broke down beside the glass cased body.
The body will be kept for public homage until 1 pm after which it will be buried in Good Shepherd cemetery.
Neenu’s Father Named in Accused List
Meanwhile, Neenu’s father Chacko has been named as the 14th accused in the abduction and alleged murder of Kevin
Three accused from the 13-member gang involved firsthand in the abduction have been nabbed.
Lookout notices have been issued at all airports to prevent Neenu’s brother from fleeing to his workplace in Gulf.
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.