CHENGANNUR: THE police team investigating the murder of Joyi V John, who was shot dead by his son Sherin John on Wednesday, found a portion of the left hand suspected to be that of the deceased on Sunday.
Police sources said the left upper limb of a man was found from the river Pampa at Pandanad near here on Sunday noon.The police suspects that the body part was chopped off by the accused Sherin and dumped in the river to destroy evidence.
The blood stains indicate that the limb was cut off within hours of the death of Joyi John. The hunch could be verified only after the forensic investigation, including DNA test, is conducted on the limb.The probe team searched the river at Arattupuzha, Pandanadu and Veeyapuram areas in Mannar for the body of Joyi V John. Expert inland divers helped the police team in the search operation. Police said that Sherin shot his father using Joyi’s pistol. Seven bullets were retrieved from the foreign gun used for the murder. According to the statement given by Sherin to the police, the incident happened on a thundering rainy day. The police have detected several contradictions in Sherin’s statements. He hasn’t revealed to the police the exact location and time of the crime or place where the body has been dumped.
The cops suspect that the murder was pre-meditated. Sherin’s lack of fluency in Malayalam is also affected the investigation.Bloodstains have been found inside the car despite Sherin’s attempt to wipe it clean. As per the gruesome accounts made by Sherin, around 10 of kg of body parts remained unburnt.
Police also suspects that the entire body was not burnt inside the godown. But pieces of flesh and burnt clothes were found from the godown.
They said the accused may have chopped off the body parts and burnt it at various places. Experts in criminal law said the skull or parts of the head with the bullet wound is an important evidence in the case.
River of secrets
The probe team searched the river at Arattupuzha, Pandanadu and Veeyapuram areas in Mannar for the body of Joyi V John
Experts in criminal law said the skull or parts of the head with the bullet wound is an important evidence in the case.