Kasargod, April 28, 2016 : The mystery behind the suspicions death of a man named Dayanand at Nellikunje on April 21 has been solved with the arrest of his nephew, 18 year old Ranjith on April 27, Wednesday.
It has now come to light that Ranjith had killed Dayanand by strangulating him with a nylon rope. He is also learnt to have confessed the crime, which he said was committed under the influence of alcohol and also that he nurtured a grudge against his uncle.
It is learnt, the murder took place on the night of April 21. When Dayanand had come of his house to go to the bathroom, Ranjith who was waiting outside pounced on him from behind and had strangulated him. The body was later dumped in a nearby compost bit and was spotted in a decomposed state four days later by a passerby.
The police had initially detained four suspects out of whom Ranjith eventually emerged the accused. The deceased Dayanand was said to be mentally ill and used to pick up quarrels with Ranjith.