Cop killer, wife found dead in Kerala

Vijayakrishnan cremated with full state honours

As reported, Rehman had escaped with his wife Khamarunnisa and two children to the forests after shooting sub-inspector Vijayakrishnan who had reached his house to execute an arrest warrant.

He had been evading a summons issued by a local court on a complaint of dowry harassment filed by his third wife. Vijayakrishnan, 53, who was shot twice died on the way to hospital.

Local help
According to sources, a police team led by Malappuram Superintendent of Police K Sethuraman set out to catch the culprit with the help of the local people on Monday morning.

They saw his traumatised children Mohammed Dilshad, 10 and his 5-year-old sister on the way who said that their parents were dead.
The police recovered dead bodies in the rubber plantation.

According to Dilshad, they had wandered in the forest for the whole night. In the morning, Rehman asked them to go to his elder brother’s house.
However, when they had walked some distance, they heard gun shots.
The police team later found the bodies of the couple along with two guns, knives, bullets, poison and pesticides.

Rehman, 34, had apparently shot his wife first and then ended his life.
DGP Jacob Punnose and other senior officials inspected the bodies before they were taken away for inquest.  

Meanwhile, the body of SI Vijayakrishnan who died while performing his duty was cremated with full state honours at his house.
The state government has announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh for his family and a job for one of his dependents.  
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