Press Esc to close
Thursday 07 May 2015
News updated at 2:07 PM IST
Weather
Max: 31.5°C
Min : 22.8°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day
Breaking News

Cong workers held for woman's murder

Thiruvananthapuram: Feb 12, 2014, DHNS

Two Congress functionaries, including a member of a minister’s personal staff, were arrested late on Monday in connection with the murder of a woman at the party’s block office in Nilambur in the northern district of Malappuram in Kerala.

Biju (38), member of the personal staff of Minister for Power Nilambur Aryadan Muhammed, and K Shamsuddin (29) were arrested in connection with the murder of Radha (49), a sweeper at the block office. Radha's body was found on Sunday in a sack that was dumped in a pond about 10 km from the block office. Police recovered Radha’s jewellery from Shamsuddin’s home on Tuesday.

According to a complaint filed by her family, she had been missing since last Wednesday.
The post-mortem report is learnt to have suggested that the woman was raped before she was killed, but the Nilambur police dismissed the report, saying they were awaiting the results of more tests.

Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala has ordered a special investigation into the case under Thrissur Range IG S Gopinath.

According to the police, Biju and Shamsuddin strangled Radha to death at the block office on February 5 in retaliation to repeated attempts by her to blackmail Biju with threats of exposing his extramarital affair. They later carried the body in a sack and dumped it in the pond. The duo also left the victim’s mobile phone at another location in an attempt to divert the course of the investigation.

Meanwhile, Radha’s brother Bhaskaran told reporters that the duo could have admitted to the crime to protect others involved in the murder.

He also claimed that there had been previous attempts to harm Radha.

Aryadan Muhammed removed Biju from his staff and said on Tuesday he was ready to face any investigation in connection with the murder.

But the case has already taken political dimensions, with the main opposition party CPM holding protests in Nilambur demanding a high-level investigation into the murder.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Chris Gayle of RCB acknowledge the crowd after his century against Kings XI Punjab...

Chris Gayle of RCB acknowledge the crowd after his century against Kings XI Punjab...

An Indian man reads a newspaper that has the news of Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s court verdict...

An Indian man reads a newspaper that has the news of Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s court verdict...

A boy jumps into the Ganges river to cool off himself on a hot summer day in Kolkata...

A boy jumps into the Ganges river to cool off himself on a hot summer day in Kolkata...

Rickshawpullers take rest under a tree on a hot day in Amritsar on Wednesday...

Rickshawpullers take rest under a tree on a hot day in Amritsar on Wednesday...

Visitor looking crafts at craft and culture fair ‘Craftmarche’ organised by Innovative Film city...

Visitor looking crafts at craft and culture fair ‘Craftmarche’ organised by Innovative Film city...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at Session Court in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan arrives at Session Court in Mumbai on Wednesday...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaving for the court to hear the verdict on the 2002 hit-and-run case..

Bollywood actor Salman Khan leaving for the court to hear the verdict on the 2002 hit-and-run case..

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with his mother Sushila alias Salma...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan with his mother Sushila alias Salma...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's poster is displayed for sale at a market in New Delhi...

Bollywood actor Salman Khan's poster is displayed for sale at a market in New Delhi...

Fans of Bollywood actor Salman Khan at a silent march to support him after a court sentenced...

Fans of Bollywood actor Salman Khan at a silent march to support him after a court sentenced...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523