Even as the horror of a man from Kerala's Thrissur district, being stripped naked and beaten remains fresh, another man's semi-nude body was found abandoned on the road in the northern district of Kannur.
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The body of 38-year-old Khadar was found abandoned on Wednesday morning, on an arterial road in Pariyaram, nearly 10 kilometers from his residence in Thalilpparambu. According to the police, Khadar had been a habitual offender, and had several cases of theft against him. Although several media reports stated that Khadar was mentally unstable, the police refused to confirm this.
The Pariyaram police told The News Minute that passers-by informed them about the body at around 6:30 am.
â€śThe body had sustained multiple and grave injuries, including on the head. Both his legs were tied together and Khadarâ€™s body was abandoned only with his underwear on. We have got information that people who passed by the spot at 6 am did not come across the body, but people who passed by later spotted it. So we suspect that the body would have been abandoned after 6 am, in a car in all likelihood," Pariyaram Sub-Inspector said.
The officer said that not only was Khadar involved in several robbery cases, but he had also destroyed a few buses in the recent past.
Khadar's body has been sent to Pariyaram Medical College for post-mortem and a case of murder has been filed at jurisdictional Thaliparambu police station.
Thalipparambu Circle Inspector Premachandran said that since the body was found in a remote location, there are no eyewitnesses to the incident.
"We understand that a few people went to Khadar's house and took him with them. Though there are no CCTVs anywhere close to where the body was found, we will be checking all the CCTVs at shops in the 10-kilometer distance from his house and where the body was found," the officer said.
The police are yet to record the statement of Khadar's family.