The accused in the BJP OBC Morcha leader’s killing here allegedly used a sim card of a homemaker, procured in an illegal manner, sources said.
”One of the sim cards used by the accused were in the name of a homemaker from Punnapra near here. We have questioned her. It seems like her documents were illegally acquired by some people to procure a sim card. The investigation is on,” a senior police official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, told PTI on Tuesday.
The woman told the media she had gone to a mobile shop in August to purchase a new sim card and had given her Aadhaar card and photo.
” Recently, when the police came to my house and questioned me, I came to know that I was cheated. Police told me that the accused in the Ranjith murder case used the sim card in my name. I told them that I was innocent,” she said.
The woman said she had undergone a lot of mental trauma after the questioning by police.
”It seems like Sulfikkar, our ward member, was behind all this. He was a friend of my late son. I treated him like a son,” she said.
She said she fell unconscious during the questioning and the police took her to hospital. The BJP OBC Morcha leader Ranjith Sreenivas was hacked to death by some assailants on December 19 at his residence here, hours after K S Shan, the state secretary of SDPI, was killed by a gang, mostly RSS workers, on the night of December 18 while he was returning home in Alappuzha. Fourteen people have been arrested in the Sreenivas murder case, while the remaining accused are on the run, according to police.