Police officials confirmed that the investigation will progress soon but with a different angle.

Kerala womans body found in plastic barrel Probe hits standstill Image for representation only
news Crime Monday, February 12, 2018 - 08:53

The team of Kerala police officials which visited Mumbai to collect details of the woman whose body was found sealed in a plastic barrel filled with concrete near Kochi, returned empty-handed on Friday, making further progress in the case difficult.

A forensic test done earlier revealed that the woman, who was in her thirties, had undergone a surgey on her left leg. The report had pointed at a Malleolar screw, a type of screw which is used for surgical procedures, which was found in the skeleton, reports Deccan Chronicle. 

In the probe that followed, police officials had identified that the recovered screw was also used for surgery in six other persons, including a woman from Udayamperoor, in the same hospital. 

 “The screw recovered from the skeleton and used in surgeries in the six persons at the same hospital in Trippunithura bear the same batch. We traced five others. However, this woman was missing. She is believed to have gone to Mumbai over a year back,” police told Deccan Chronicle. 

Police officials who spent over two weeks investigating the matter returned on Friday with no success and informed that investigation will progress soon but with a different angle. 

“Now we’re probing from other angles like whether there is any connection with recovery of another body from Nettoor, persons suddenly missing from the area over a year back when the crimes are suspected to have committed,” a police official confirmed.

The womans’ body was found sealed in a plastic barrel filled with concrete near Kochi on January 8th. The presence of a suspicious blue barrel was first informed by the local residents in Kochi’s Kumbalam to the police officials. The blue barrel was first washed ashore and it was left abandoned at the shore for a few months


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