In the sensational Kevin murder case trial, Neenu Chacko, who was to marry Kevin, told the court that her father, Chacko, and sub-inspector MS Shibu were responsible for the murder. The hearing in the Kevin murder case on Thursday at the Kottayam principal session court, comes a year after his body was found in Chaliyakkara river in Punalur.
Kevin was to marry Neenu Chacko against her parent's wishes. The case is that he was abducted and murdered by Neenu’s relatives and their friends. He was found dead on May 28, 2018. Neenu, the fifth witness in the murder case, repeated in court on Thursday the statement of honour killing. "I had left home to live with Kevin. Later when we reached the police station for talks, SI held Kevin by the neck and pushed him. My father Chacko said he wouldn't allow us to live together. Then, the SI asked me to go with my father. When I refused, he compulsorily took a note from me that I can go with Kevin only as per my wish," Neenu said.
She pointed out that her father was against her marriage with Kevin who was seen to be lower in status, she said. Neenu also gave a statement against her cousin Niyas for threatening her and saying Kevin and Neenu would never be allowed to live together. Hardly an hour before being kidnapped, Kevin talked with Neenu over the phone. Kevin and his friend Aneesh were abducted in the wee hours of May 27 and taken to Thenmala. However, Aneesh was taken back to Kottayam later. Kevin's body was found in the river the next day