Neyyatinkara Murder : Police story falls apart

Neyyatinkara : Police-woven story surrounding Sanal’s death has crumbled, exposing the department’s utter disregard for human life, when it comes to rescuing one-of-their-own-kind from criminal conduct.

Never called an ambulance
To impress conformity, the police initially claimed they had called an ambulance and rushed bleeding Sanal to the medical college.

In truth, the ambulance driver Anish said he reached the spot after being informed by a fellow ambulance operator at Kanjiramkulam.

He was driving along Olathanni-Poovar road, when his friend phoned him to inform of the incident, Anish said.

Deadly delay tactics
Once inside the ambulance, the civil police officer (CPO) asked Anish to turn off the beacon lamp and ride at reduced speeds.

While the crowd asked Sanal to be rushed to the Medical College hospital, the police man directed the driver to General Hospital, where doctors asked him to be transported immediately to Medical College.

Instead, the police man asked Anish to take Sanal to the police station before proceeding to the Medical College.

Story mess-up
Police at both General Hospital and Medical College claimed it to be an accident case, while the FIR, apparently in view of large number of witnesses, had to be written as a case of DySP pushing Sanal in front of a speeding car.

Yet again, the FIR  has timings botched up and records the mishap timing as 9.45 pm Monday, police being informed at 10.12 pm and Sanal taken to General Hospital at 10.21 pm and finally into Medical College at 11.10 pm.

Police at Neyyatinkara earlier denied going to the police station, however CCTV visuals now testify to the contrary.

DySP on the run
Meanwhile  Harikumar who approached magistrate court for anticipatory bail and was refused relief, continues to remain in hiding.

A Lookout circular has been issued and search teams have left for Madurai, where he is said to be having strong political and police connections.

People demanding his immediate arrest however claim that the whole thing is about shielding the murderous officer.


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