KOZHIKODE: The Crime Branch sleuths probing the case pertaining to the murder of NRI businessman Abdul Kareem, of Thamarassery, nabbed a 21-year-old college student, who allegedly supplied chloroform to the accused.
Officials said that a team led by Crime Branch CI P R Satheesan nabbed Rafeek, 21, of Ambayathodu, Thamarassery, on charges of supplying chloroform to the accused who were earlier arrested in the case. Rafeek is a student at a city-based college and procured the chemical substance from a city shop.
With the arrest of Rafeek, the number of accused nabbed in the case has risen to five. Midhilaj and Firdouse, sons of Abdul Kareem, were arrested on charges of murdering their father Abdul Kareem, who was running hotel business in Kuwait, on September 28, 2013. They committed the crime to gain the assets of Kareem. His wife Mymoona and Mohammed Faiz, of Karippiyil, Koduvally, the owner of Hotel Al-taste, South Koduvally, were also nabbed in connection with the incident. A probe into the complaint filed by Midhilaj citing that his father was missing since November 2, 2013, exposed the brutal crime.