THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Two children were found dead in bushes adjacent to a railway bridge over Veli lake on Saturday morning. A severed palm suspected to be the kids’ father was also found near the track. The Thumba police have registered a case in connection with the incident and a probe has been initiated. The deceased have been identified as Feba (8) and Febin (6), who were siblings and natives of Chennilodu, Kannammola.
The bodies were found in the bushes near the railway bridge by the police after the Railways informed them around 9.30 am. A machete wblood stainsains was found near the bodies. The police suspect the children’s father Shiby,36, might have committed suicide by jumping in front of the train after committing the murders. The necks of the children were found cut off.
Shiby’s body was recovered from the Akkulam lake by Fire and Rescue Services personnel and local divers. However, they are yet to recover the two legs of Shiby. Initial reports said Shiby had some family issues and this prompted him to take the extreme step. His wife Anna Jose is an employee of the SAP camp. The bodies of children have been shifted to the morgue of Medical College Hospital for a post-mortem examination.
According to A Pramod Kumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Cybercity, Kazhakoottam, Shiby was a drug addict and was estranged from his family for two years. “The children were residing along with their mother. When she decided to take the children to her official quarters on Friday evening, Shiby came to her residence and took the children outside. The local residents saw him taking the children on his motorcycle around 6 pm on Friday. When the children did not return home, Anna registered a missing complaint at the Thumba police station. The motorcycle was found parked near the railway bridge,” said Pramod Kumar.
Top police officers, including City Police Commissioner G Sparjan Kumar, inspected the spot.