72-yr-old Lottery Vendor Found Dead
By Express News Service | Published: 19th January 2014 11:11 AM |
A 72-year-old lottery vendor was found murdered on the verandah of a shop at Azad Road, Kaloor, on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Parameshwaran alias Paramu. His body was found on the verandah of a shop opposite Cherathrikavil Temple.
The shopkeeper was the first person to spot blood flowing from Parameshwaran’s body and realise that he had been murdered.The police found brick powder and pieces of coconut shell on the verandah where the body was found.
According to the police, his head must have been smashed by a brick or a tender coconut.Police said Parameshwaran’s lottery bag, which might have had contained some money, was missing. “Brick powder was found near the body while pieces of a tender coconut were found in a nearby sewage canal. Traces of blood stains were found in the powder and the coconut pieces. These have been sent for forensic tests,” Assistant Commissioner Suneesh Babu said.
Parameshwaran, who had a house at Vyloppilly Lane, had been sleeping on the verandah of the same shop for the past eight years. A bachelor, Parameshwaran chose to leave his house to his relatives and used to sleep on shop verandahs. Local residents said he was familiar to many in the area as he used to visit shops and houses and sell lottery tickets.The postmortem was conducted at Ernakulam general hospital and his body was given to the relatives.