The body of a youth, who was abducted from the Karamana area in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday was found near a bike showroom near Kaimanam on the Karamana - Kaliyikkavila national highway on Wednesday. According to a report by the Deccan Chronicle (DC), the Kerala police have taken two persons into custody with regard to this case.
As per a report by Asianet News, 21-year-old Anandhu Gireesh, a native of Konchiravila in Thiruvananthapuram, was abducted on Tuesday evening by two persons who came in a car.
The two persons who have been taken into police custody have been identified as 19-year-old Balu and 21-year-old Roshan, both hailing from the Neeramankara area in the district.
Reports state that a clash had occurred between Anandhuâ€™s group and another group from Neeramankara during the Konchiravila temple festival on Tuesday, and this is believed to be the reason behind the crime.
The news of Anandhuâ€™s abduction came to light after one of his friends received a phone call from Anandhuâ€™s number informing about the same. Soon after this, Anandhuâ€™s mobile phone was switched off.
As per the DC report, when Anandhuâ€™s body was discovered, it was found that the nerves of his hands were cut. According to the report, the place where his body was found is known to be a hangout spot of drug peddlers and users, about which the police have received complaints from locals in the past. Because of this, the police are also investigating into the possibility of whether the crime was committed under the influence of drugs.
Sanjay Kumar Garud, the Thiruvananthapuram City Police Commissioner told Asianet News that there was no failure on the part of police in investigating the case, and they had begun the investigation the moment they were notified about his abduction.