While Kerala Police along with Army personnel Akhil visited the spot where his lover had been murdered and buried, Amboori natives (Thiruvananthapuram) threw stones and raised slogans against the accused
Thiruvananthapuram: Violence erupted at Amboori, Thiruvananthapuram while police took Army personnel Akhil, the first accused in the Rakhi murder case to the spot where the victim was killed and buried. On Monday Amboori natives pelted stones and raised slogans forcing Kerala Police to return without completing evidence collection.
Contradictory statements of Akhil and his father Maniyan, and allegations by locals that Akhil's parents were involved in the crime has led police to believe that there is more to the case. Police are yet to recover the plastic rope which Akhil used to kill Rakhi as well as the clothes, phone and bag of the victim.
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Thiruvananthapuram Police arrested Akhil from Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on July 27 for allegedly killing his 30-year-old girlfriend and burying her body in the backyard of his under-construction house. According to police, Akhil and Rakhi were in a relationship for over six years. Rakhi started quarrelling with him when she was informed that he was going to marry another woman.
According to reports, to get rid of Rakhi, Akhil and his brother Rahul hatched a conspiracy to kill her. They strangulated her to death and buried her body in the backyard of their under-construction house and added salt on her body, police said. The matter came to light when police found the decomposed body of Rakhi on July 24.
Earlier in the day, police had arrested Rahul in connection with the case. Besides Rahul and Akhil, their friend Adarsh, a suspect in the case, was also taken into custody, police said.
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Last Updated Jul 30, 2019, 3:13 PM IST