Parts of a Beverages Corporation’s sticker and a bottle of liquor were discovered in the car Sanu Mohan travelled in with his daughter Vaiga. The bottle and sticker were discovered during a forensic examination. The car, a Volkswagen Ameo, which was sold by Sanu, after he killed his daughter, was recovered by the probe team. The car was inspected by a forensic team on April 23 in Coimbatore. A forensic report has been submitted to the police. The report suggests that Sanu may have been drinking in the car. And while bloodstains were found in the back seat, the results of the DNA test are yet to come.
Sanu Mohan, who was taken into custody for the murder of his daughter Vaiga, was on a self-indulgent mode after killing his daughter whose body was recovered under mysterious circumstances from the Muttar river near Manjummel on March 22. “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 went on an evidence collection along with Sanu. The evidence collection started at the Walayar toll from where the police received the CCTV footage of his car. The police took him to hotels where he resided in Coimbatore, Salem, Bengaluru, Goa, Mumbai, Karwar (from where he was arrested a week ago), and Muradeshwar. Employees of hotels identified him. Vaiga’s gold ornaments that he allegedly sold while in Coimbatore were also recovered.
In addition, the police team is working in tandem with the Maharashtra Police in the investigation into the ₹3-crore cheating case that the Economic Offences Wing of the Maharashtra Police had registered against him, said Aishwarya Dongre, DCP, Kochi City. Dongre said that Sanu’s mental state will be examined as he did not seem to be remorseful of his deed. Also, Sanu’s claims that he attempted suicide is false. According to the police, Sanu had planned Vaiga’s murder well.
Sanu will be presented before the court on April 28.
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.
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. Sanu claims that he strangled Vaiga and then dumped her body into the river.