Sanu Mohan has reportedly told the police that he threw his daughter Vaiga into river Muttar. Mohan, claims that he was planning to commit suicide after throwing her unconscious body in the river but that he developed cold fear. He also admitted to having to try and suffocate Vaiga before throwing her into the river but that she did not die from suffocation, but instead fell unconcious.
Police have however found contradictions in his statement and will interrogate him further. Police will be addressing the media later today.
More than three weeks after Vaiga was found death 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.
Thirteen-year-old Vaiga’s body was found in the river, a day after she had gone missing with her father. While the preliminary post mortem examination reported drowning as the cause of the girl’s death, a forensic visceral examination later found alcohol content in the young girl’s body. There no injuries or signs of assault on the body.
"As per the autopsy report, Vaiga died of drowning. But with the lab report, it is crystal clear that there an attempt of murder. So far Sanu was not added as an accused in this but this will be added after quizzing Sanu," said a police officer.
According to reports, Sanu was arrested by the police from Karwar in north Karnataka and was later handed over to the Kerala police.
The police cracked the case recovering a CCTV footage of Sanu at a hotel and other places in Mookambika.
Mohan was based in Pune before settling down at Thrikkakara five and a half years ago. Mohan, who is said to have been neck deep in financial problems, was last seen when he left with his daughter in his car from their apartment at Thrikkakara on March 20. The mystery behind Vaiga’s death intensified, and Mohan’s role behind the death was suspected, when police discovered CCTV footage of Mohan crossing the Walayar check post on March 21.