Police suspect business rivalry as the motive behind the murder of Harihara Varma in Vatiyoorkavu here the other day.
Top officials told Express that the investigating officers were tracing the business links of Varma.
The police had recovered a diary from his rented residence at Kanjirampara which had records of his dealings with precious stone traders in various states.
City Police Commissioner T J Jose said investigation teams have already been sent to Kodungalloor, Thrissur and Palakkad besides Coimbatore. Varma also had shady dealings in real estate and antiques trade, the police said.
Meanwhile, the police are yet to submit the preliminary evidences in the court.