Alayaman murder: Check posts put on alert for ex-armymen - The New Indian Express

Alayaman murder: Check posts
put on alert for ex-armymen

Published: 29th October 2012 09:04 AM

Last Updated: 29th October 2012 09:04 AM

The CBI has asked the security agencies across the country to conduct intensive checks along the 170 international border check posts for the two former armymen, accused in the murder of a 24-year-old woman and her 17-day-old twins at Anchal in Kollam in 2006.

 The CBI has decided to place lookout notices at the check posts as it suspects that the accused might have fled to Nepal.

 The accused, B Divil Kumar, 28, of Alayaman in Anchal and P Rajesh, 33, of Koottumugham in Kannur, were Indian Army personnel attached with the 45 AD Regiment at Pathankot, at the time of the incident.

 However, they have been at large after the incident.

 “Since it is easy to cross the border to Nepal without a passport, it is possible that the duo might have escaped to that country.

 The investigation at the airports and the seaports have confirmed that they have not left to the other countries.

 The roadway to Nepal might have been used for this purpose,” the CBI officials said.

 “The accused can speak Hindi fluently.

 After the incident, they had left to north India.

 When the search intensified, they might have fled from the country through the border.

 So the CBI has placed a lookout notice for the accused at the 170 check posts,” said investigation officer, CBI Additional SP Jaikumar.

 The duo are the prime accused in the brutal murder of unwed mother Ranjini alias Sanju and her twin children on February 10, 2006, at their rented house at Kaipuzha, Anchal.

 Divil’s friend Rajesh had murdered the trio.

 Soon after the incident in March 2006, the Army had declared the accused as deserters.

 As part of the investigation, the CBI had carried out a detailed search in New Delhi, Punjab, Ludhiana, Jammu and Kashmir and the North East.

 “We carried out a search at the army cantonments in the above mentioned states.

 There are lots of Keralites doing business near the cantonments.

 There is a possibility that the two are in safe hideouts there,” the officials said.

 The CBI found that Rajesh’s plan was to kidnap the twins so as to extricate his friend Divil Kumar from the parental responsibility.

 Rajesh, under a fake name, got himself acquainted with Ranjini and her mother, while they were at the SAT Hospital in Thiruvananthapuram for the delivery.

 “The brutal murder happened during the third attempt by Rajesh to kidnap the children,” the officials said.

 The CBI had enhanced the reward for those who could provide information that would enable the duo’s arrest from Rs 0.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh each.

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