Murder of Vandana Das
On May 10, Dr. Vandana Das was killed in the line of duty. Police brought the accused Dr. Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital for treatment. Vandana was stabbed to death. Vandana, who was a student of Azizia Medical College, Kollam, was doing house surgery at Kottarakkara Taluk Hospital. In the incident, G Sandeep (43), a teacher, was arrested at Cherukarakonam Srinilayam, Kodavattur.
A five-year-old girl was abducted and brutally raped and murdered in Aluva on July 28. Ernakulam POCSO Court has awarded death sentence to Asfaq Alam, who is accused in the incident. A first class girl from Bihar was abducted from her house near Aluva market. The next day, the child’s dead body was found in a vacant lot near Aluva market.
It was her father Srimahesh (38) who killed six-year-old Nakshatra in Mavelikkara Ponnumoot. After the death of his first wife, Sri Mahesh, who was preparing for remarriage, committed Arumkola thinking that his daughter would be an obstacle. On the night of June 7, Kurunu lost his life due to an ax attack. The accused Srimahesh committed suicide by jumping from the train on December 15. After being produced in the court, he committed suicide while being taken to jail.
On May 29, Athira, a native of Parakkadav, Angamali, a supermarket employee, was killed in Athirappalli. Akhil, a resident of Vellathuval, Idukki, who is an accomplice in the incident, is accused. Athirapalli was brought to the Thumbumuzhi forest area of Athirapalli and killed by tying a shawl around its neck. Akhil committed the atrocity when he demanded back the gold he had bought as a pledge from Athira.
Adisekhar, a 10th grader, was killed by a car on September 30 in Kattakkada. Priya Ranjan, a native of Poovachal, who is also a relative of the child, was arrested in the incident. The case, which was initially thought to be an accidental death, came to the conclusion that it was a murder through the CCTV footage. The enmity over Adiranjan’s questioning of Priyaranjan’s urinating in the temple premises led to the murder.
DYFI activist’s murder
A DYFI activist who intervened to resolve a family dispute in Palakkad was hacked to death. Sreejith (27), a native of Panayur, lost his life. Sreejith was the Unit President of DYFI Ottapalam Panayur Health Centre. When he tried to stop a fight between his uncle Radhakrishnan and his son Jayadevan, Jayadevan, who was drunk, cut Sreejith.
Murder before the wedding
The killing of the father just hours before his daughter’s wedding was an incident that shook the nation. The murder took place on June 27 in Varkala. A gang of four entered Raju’s house and attacked him, a native of Vadasserikonam, Kallambalam. Jishnu, Jijin, Shyam and Manu were arrested in the incident.
Niki Yadav’s murder
The murder of Niki Yadav, a native of Haryana’s Jhajjar, was similar to Shraddha Walker’s murder case, which was the most talked about in the country. 23-year-old Nikki was murdered by her Living Together partner Sahil Gehlot using a data cable. Then the body was kept in the fridge. Sahil brutally murdered Nikki before his marriage to another woman. The incident took place in Delhi on the morning of February 10.
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