Kozhikode hotelier murder: Autopsy report cites chest injury as cause of death

Siddique. Photo: Manorama

Kozhikode: The autopsy report of Siddique, the hotelier from Tirur who was found brutally murdered, stated he died of a chest injury.

The preliminary report suggested the accused had used an electric cutter or a saw to dismember Siddique's body.

According to the autopsy report, the hotelier had suffered a rib fracture, head injury and bruises during the attack.

After the autopsy, police handed over the body to Siddique's family.

Siddique (58), a resident of Tirur, was running a hotel in Kozhikode's Olavanna. The man was found dead a week after he had gone missing. Reportedly Siddique was killed at a hotel in Kozhikode's Eranhipalam.

His son lodged a man missing complaint with the police after Siddique's disappearance on May 18. He told Manorama News that around Rs 1.5 lakh was withdrawn from their account through ATMs.

A former employee at Siddique's hotel, Shibili, his girlfriend Farhana and her friend Aashiq have been arrested in connection with the murder case.

Shibili and Farhana who were absconding were detained from Chennai with the help of the Railway Protection Force.

Tirur police recovered Siddique's body from a gorge near Attapady after interrogating Aashiq. According to the cops, the body was found cut into two halves; the torso was in one of the trolley bags while the lower part was in the other.

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