Kollam: Forest officials arrested the main accused in the Uthra murder case. Anchal Forest Range Officer BR Jayan reached the Kottarakkara Sub Jail at 6 pm. The accused have been in custody for seven days.
Within two days after the COVID test, the accused will be handed over to the forest officials. The Wildlife Act of 1972 has laid down sections 9 and 39 against the accused. They have been charged with Possession, Possession, and Sale of a Snake. These can be punishable by up to seven years in prison.
Investigators searched Suresh’s home under the command of Anchal Range Officer and found the snake inside the house. Another case has been registered against Suresh. The accused will be taken into custody and a detailed examination will be held.
After hearing the statements made by Suresh, his father Surendra Panicker, Suresh, and Uthra’s family in connection with the murder of Uttara, the forest officials will question them based on the link to the murder. Forest officials will evaluate how the snake was used to kill and doctors’ statements and treatments.