The car of murdered businessman Nazeer Ahammed was found abandoned in front of a vacant house near Presentation School at Chevayur, which is nearly five km from Pachakkal. Police also got two mobile phones from near the car. However, the car’s key was found inside the pocket of Nazeer.
Some abusive words were written on the car alleging moral turpitude. However, police suspect that this could be an attempt to divert the attention of the investigators.
Nazeer, a member of a traditional business family, was elected as the new secretary by the annual general body meeting of the MCC at its office at Cherooty Road on Friday evening.
‘’The meeting began around 4 pm and Nazeer was the unanimous choice for the post. After that, Nazeer was at the MCC office till around 7.30 pm. He was a very active member of the MCC and was earlier in the executive committee,’’ said P G Anoop Narayanan, former president of MCC.
Alok Kumar Saboo, the newly-elected president of MCC, said as per his knowledge Nazeer had not much financial problems other than the usual ones in business.
‘’Nobody has a clue of what could have happened. It’s totally unexpected and shocking. After the meeting, members asked both of us to sit on the chairs as a symbolic swearing-in ceremony. It had a happy ending and Nazeer left the office after his partner came. We were supposed to attend the World Heart Day observance on Saturday morning,’’ he said.
Nazeer, son of Koya Moideen and Mariyambi, is survived by wife Wafa, a native of Kozhikode, and children Raswa, studying B Arch in Mysore University, Nasla, a Plus-One student and Fazeer Ahammed, who is studying in fourth standard. Wafa, who was on a family tour in Ahmedabad, reached Kozhikode on Saturday night.
Nazeer’s body will be interred at Shaduli Mozque at Francis Road on at 9.30 am on Sunday. The body was handed over to relatives after autopsy on Saturday evening.