The Criminal Investigation Department, which is still grappling to find persons involved in the double murder in Panjimogaru, have gone for lie detection, brain mapping and narcoanalysis tests on the members of the victims’ family.
Razia, wife of scrap merchant P. Hameed, and their 10-year-old daughter Fathima Zua were murdered in their house off the busy Panjimogaru Main Road on June 28, 2011. Following protests about delay in arresting the accused, the State Government transferred the case to the CID in April 2012. With the CID failing to make any significant progress, Hameed and Razia’s younger brother Mohammed Haneef made allegations against each other.
The Mangalore Third Judicial Magistrate First Class Undi Manjula Shivappa has granted permission for the CID to subject Hameed, his brother-in-law Mohammed Ali and Haneef to the tests.
Watchman found dead
A 50-year-old watchman was found hanging from a mango tree in a house near Padua High School in Nantoor on Thursday.
Govind from Tamil Nadu was working as a guard of Rafel Sequeira’s house that has been vacant for past few weeks.
On Thursday morning, he was found hanging on the premises of the house.
A highly decomposed body of a 40-year-old man was found on the banks of Gurupura (Phalguni) River near the road leading to Tannirbhavi. The man was wearing a white shirt, black pants and sandals. Those having information about the deceased can contact Panambur police on 2220530.
Man drowns in well
A person fell into an open well and drowned at Shirlal village on Thursday. Ajekar police gave the name of the victim as Simon D’Souza. He had gone to fetch water from the well for his cattle around 5.30 a.m., the police said. A case of unnatural death had been registered.