Missing hotelier's body parts found in trolley bags in Attappadi

Siddique. Photo: Manorama

Kozhikode: In a gruesome incident, a businessman was murdered and chopped into pieces here on Thursday. According to the police, Siddique (58) from Ezhoor Mecheri in Malappuram's Tirur was killed at a hotel in Eranhipalam in Kozhikode. police found the dead body chopped into parts in two separate trolley bags left behind at Agali in Attapadi. Siddique owned a hotel at Kozhikode's Olavanna and was missing since May 18.

Sidiqque's son had lodged a complaint about his father who had gone missing on May 22. Subsequent investigations revealed that money was withdrawn from Siddique's bank account via an ATM.

Three individuals have been taken into custody in connection with the case. An employee at Siddique's firm Shibili (22) and Farhana (18) were detained by the Tirur police from Chennai.

"Shibili, who was the manager at the hotel and used to supply materials there, was dismissed for disciplinary issues on the day my father went missing," the businessman's son told Manorama News.

Farhana hails from Cherpulassery. The Tirur police took the persons into custody from Chennai.

An investigation has revealed that the murder took place at a hotel in Kozhikode's Eranhipalam.

Though three people, including Siddique, had visited the hotel room, only two people left the room, Manorama News reported.

CCTV visuals suggest that the duo carried two trolley bags when they left the room.

Siddique is survived by his wife Shakeela and children Shuhail, Shiyas, Shaheed and Shamla.

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