Three vehicles believed to have been used by the accused in the murder of two Youth Congress workers at Periya in Kasaragod on February 17 have been found by Crime Branch officials.
Two cars were found inside a rubber estate some 500 m from the place of crime while a jeep was traced near the house of a close relative of sixth accused R Sreerag in the vicinity. The three vehicles are suspected to have been used in the crime. Blood stains were found on one of the cars and Crime Branch officials also found a mobile phone near the vehicle.
According to investigation sources, a car and the jeep belonged to Sastha Gangadharan, the father of fifth accused Gijin. The other car is owned by one of his relatives. Local police too had found a car and a jeep, both owned by Gangadharan, from a vacant land nearby.
Sources said Gangadharan had a grouse against the slain Congress activists and prime accused Peethambaran exploited this in his favour. Incidentally, the rubber plantation from where Crime Branch found the two vehicles bordered Gangadharan's compound.