Cherthala ∙ The investigation team will question human sacrifice accused Muhammad Shafi in connection with the disappearance of Bindu Padmanabhan from Cherthala nine years ago. Based on the suspicion that Shafi is involved in Bindu’s disappearance, the state crime branch team investigating Bindu interrogates Shafi. State Crime Branch DySP: R. Suresh said.
After seeing Shafi’s pictures in the media, some of the local residents and Bindu’s family forwarded such information to the investigation team. Bindu’s brother P. The information has been conveyed to the investigation team through Praveen Vawaka. Bindu’s father Padmanabhan died in 2002. The fact that a stranger like Shafi was seen at the funeral that day was mainly given to the investigation team. The family has spoken of such a person in earlier depositions. He came with his wife and son that day. Spent two hours at home.
A few days before Bindu’s father died, the property was transferred to Bindu’s name. He must have come knowing this and also conveyed the information that he did not see Bindu’s mother Ambikadevi when she died 4 months ago. Bindu Padmanabhan (51) of Cherthala Katakarapalli Alungal Padmanivas, who owns property worth crores, has been missing since 2013. Bindu’s brother P. who was abroad. In 2017, Praveen lodged a complaint with the Home Department that Bindu was missing. First the local police and the special investigation team and then the crime branch are investigating the case.
Disappearance of Sindhu: Special team to investigate
Cherthala ∙ Apart from the disappearance of Bindu Padmanabhan, the police formed a special team to investigate the disappearance of another Bindu in Cherthala. A seven-member team comprising Arthunkal CI PG Madhu and SI D. Sajeev headed by Cherthala DySP TB Vijayan is investigating the disappearance of Sindhu (45) alias Bindu, wife of Veli Ullas in Cherthala South Panchayat 13th Ward under Arthunkal station limits. The new team is part of a special investigation for the missing women in the context of the human sacrifice case. On October 19, 2020, in the evening, Sindhu left home saying she was going to the Tiruvizha temple.