: The Kerala High Court on Friday reserved its order on a bail petition filed by Subash, Assistant Professor, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (NIT-C), who was arrested in connection with the death of Indu, research scholar at NIT-C.

Justice P. Bhavadasan reserved the order after the conclusion of arguments on the petition.

The petitioner was arrested on December 29. The body of Indu was found in the Periyar, near Aluva, a few days after she went missing from the Thiruvananthapuram-Mangalore Express train in April 2011.

Bail plea opposed

Opposing the bail petitoin, Additional Director General of Prosecution Abdul Rasheed submitted that the police were yet to get the report from the Forensic Science Laboratory and C-DAC. He submitted that Indu was happy before her journey from Thiruvananthapuram to Kozhikode.

Even three days prior to her travel, she went out with her bridegroom Abhishek to buy clothes. The injuries on her back showed that she was pushed off the train.

The ADGP submitted that if he was released on bail, he would influence the witnesses. Moreveor, more witnesses, including his friends and colleagues, had to be questioned.

According to the prosecution, the investigation had revealed that Subash, who was travelling with her to Kozhikode on January 24, had pushed Indu off the moving train when it was crossing the Aluva Bridge.