The lifeless body of Chandini was discovered in the Aluva market and the accused Asfaq Alam was arrested by the Police.
A building near the Taikkattukara Garage railway gate was where Chandni, a five-year-old child, was kidnapped and later found dead. Close to Aluva market, the body was discovered tied inside a bag. After spending almost 21 hours of searching, Chandni’s body was discovered.
The police have been looking for this five-and-a-half-year-old girl for the past 20 hours. Yesterday at around 3.30 pm, Majajay Kumar’s daughter was kidnapped by Asfaq Alam, a non-state employee who lived above the house and lived in Mukkat Plaza, next to the Aluva KSRTC garage. Majajay Kumar is a native of Bihar. He was observed strolling alongside the youngster. During the subsequent inquiry, the suspect was taken into custody. The neighbour further retorted that Asfaq Alam is a drunkard. According to the neighbour, Asfaq was reportedly there when the kids were playing yesterday evening. The accused was questioned, but due to the intoxicated state, Asfaq was unable to provide a definitive response about the girl.
Asfaq Alam, who was arrested on Friday, told police that he gave the child to someone else with the help of a friend. Asfaq in his statement said that Sakeer Hussain had purchased the girl and taken her. On Saturday morning, after hearing the testimony of Asfaq the police arrested two of his friends and said they are currently being questioned.
Ramdhar Tiwari, a native of Bihar’s Bishamparpur, is the father of 5-year-old Chandini and they live in the old building Mukkam Plaza where all the guest labourers stay. The arrested Asfaq Alam, from Assam, moved into the same building two days ago. Chandini was reported missing when Ramdhar and his wife Neetu Kumari returned from work in the evening. They searched in many places but no positive news was found so the parents lodged a complaint with the police. With the help of CCTV visuals, police were able to find the culprit Asfaq Alam. After a search of more than twenty-one hours, the body of Chandini was found.
The Superintendent Of Police (Rural), Aluva said to the media that Asfaq Alam confessed to the crime. According to the SP, the parent had filed the missing complaint around 7pm and at 07:30 the FIR was registered. Immediately the police gathered the surveillance camera footage of the crime area and Asfaq Alam was arrested around 09:30 pm.
On the night the accused did not cooperate with the interrogation because he was under the influence of alcohol. SP added that although Asfaq Alam confessed to the crime in the morning and the motive for the murder is unclear.
When Police brought Asfaq Alam to the crime scene to gather evidence, the locals yelled, “Don’t let him go, his hands and feet should be beaten.” Due to the intense public outrage, the police were unable to fully compile the evidence and returned with the accused. The body of the victim is now being taken to Kalamassery medical college for post-mortem.