Kerala: Trial of Kevin murder case begins nearly a year after incident
Apr 24, 2019, 4:24 PM IST
Kottayam: Trial of the Kevin murder case began at Kottayam principal sessions court today (April 24). The main witness Aneesh gave his statement in court and identified the seven accused in the case.
Kevin P Joseph, the 23-year-old, in May 2018, was brutally butchered by a gang of 13 for marrying 20-year-old Neenu, who is from a wealthy family in Kerala.
Kevin was in a relationship with Neenu, but she couldn't convince parents because they were worried about Kevin's financial status and that their “prestige was at stake”.
A day after he was abducted, Kevin's body was found floating in a river on May 28. His head, eyes and internal organs were severely injured. Kevin and Neenu were married for three days and were forced to live separately for their safety.
Neenu complained to police stating that her parents were involved in the crime. Her parents were eventually arrested.