PULPALLY : The body of a 22-year-old tribal woman, who was reportedly missing since August 3, was recovered from the forest area at Pakkom, near here, on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Ambika, daughter of Krishnan and Bindu of the Narivayal Kattunayikka colony in Pakkom. Reportedly, she was eight months pregnant.
According to the Pulpally police, the victim’s parents had lodged a missing complaint on Saturday, alleging that their daughter had eloped with a youth living in the neighbourhood. Ambika, the mother of a four-year-old, was staying at her parental house for the last three years following differences with the husband. A group of local people who ventured into the forest on Sunday afternoon spotted the place from where the body was unearthed by the police, later.
The police registered a case and launched a hunt for the suspect, identified as Sreejesh, 26, of Narivayal Kuruma colony.
According to Ambika’s relatives, he had made a false promise of marriage to lure her. The body was sent to the Kozhikode Medical College Hospital for a post-mortem examination. Forensic and fingerprint experts inspected the area.