Vaiga case: Al Faham was Vaiga's last meal; Cops seek extension of dad Sanu Mohan's custody period

Although the Kakkanad judicial first class magistrate court allowed Sanu’s custody for 10 days, the police said they required more days to gain clarity of Sanu’s statement
Vaiga case: Al Faham was Vaiga's last meal; Cops seek extension of dad Sanu Mohan's custody period

The Kerala Police questioned Sanu Mohan and his wife Remya for close to nine hours in connection to their daughter, Vaiga’s death. The couple was interrogated by a team led by Thrikkara assistant commissioner R Sreekumar. While Remya burst into bouts of tears whilst listening in to her husband’s revelations, Sanu, remained emotionless. According to Remya, she was unaware of Sanu’s money problems.

During the interrogation, Sanu said he bought Al-Faham and Coco Cola for Vaiga from Aroor while returning from his relative’s house in Alappuzha. Although Sanu denies doing so, police suspect Sanu of mixing alcohol into the Cola and hence the trace of it in Vaiga’s blood. According to Sanu, Vaiga was not opposed to dying. “Vaiga did not oppose when I told her we should die. She asked, “what will Amma do?” I made her sit on the sofa and draped her in a lungi. She jumped when she felt suffocated. I used force and after 10 minutes, she was lifeless.”

Meanwhile the Kochi city police, which is probing the murder of Vaiga, have decided to approach the court to extend the custody period of her father Sanu Mohan. Although the Kakkanad judicial first class magistrate court allowed Sanu’s custody for 10 days, the police said they required more days to gain clarity of Sanu’s statement. His custody period ends on Thursday. According to reports, the Mumbai police will submit a custody application for Sanu Mohan in connection with the Rs 3-crore cheating case.

Vaiga was found dead in Muttar river in Kochi on March 22. More than three weeks after Vaiga was found dead in river Muttar, Kochi on March 23, her father, Sanu Mohan, who went missing on March 20, was caught by the police in Karnataka on April 18. He confessed that he killed her in their flat in Kochi and later dumped the body in the Muttar river. According to the police, Sanu was in a self indulgent mode after he murdered his daughter and that his claims of attempting suicide after killing his child, is false. “Apart from spending time watching a movie at Bengaluru, he was on a spending spree, a major part of which was at a bar and gambling dens. The death of his dear daughter didn’t stop him from leading a lavish life. He wasn’t worried at all,” said Thrikkakara SI Shameer Khan P A, who, along with another officer, brought Sanu to Kochi from Karwar, where he was arrested. A probe team recovered Sanu’s car which was sold in Coimbatore and Vaiga’s ornaments on April 22. The team discovered a liquor bottle and parts of a Beverages Corporation’s sticker in the car.

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