The hearing of the bail plea of the accused Kiran in the case related to the hanging of Vismaya V. Nair from Nilamel Kaithod has been postponed to five. BA Alur came to advocate for Kiran.
Bail petition in Vismaya case, verdict on 5th.
BA Alur appeared in court on behalf of Kiran Kumar, the accused in the mysterious death case that caused a stir. He was also present for Govindachami, the accused in the vismaya murder case in Thrissur. Kiran Kumar has filed a bail petition. The prosecution argued that bail should not be granted. Public Prosecutor Kavya Nair contended that an investigation was underway and that granting bail to the accused at this time would affect the investigation.
The Sasthamcotta Judicial First Class Magistrate Court heard the bail application at 11 am on Friday. The case was then adjourned to 12 noon for a hearing. Alur was reading the written application.
He argued that Kiran Kumar was a well-known official and had not been charged in any case in such a long time. The police are deliberately trying to trap him in a forgery case. There have been many similar suicides but the police have not shown so much zeal. In this case, the police are overreacting. Alur also argued that dowry harassment (498A) is an offense punishable under section 498A.
Advocate BA Alur appeared for Kiran Kumar.
However, Assistant Public Prosecutor (APP) Kavyanayar opposed Alur’s argument. 304 b. They argued that (death due to dowry torture) was not the only charge under the section and that many other sections would have to be charged as the death was mysterious.
Although taken into custody, the investigation could not be completed as the accused was suffering from covid. As the disease progresses, the accused has to be taken into custody and evidence has to be taken.
Therefore, the APP should not grant bail. Argued. After hearing the arguments, Magistrate A. Hashim ordered that the case be adjourned to five.
Kiran was remanded in custody for three days. Covid confirmed he was due to return on Wednesday evening. With this, he was produced in court and sent to Neyyattinkara special sub-jail.
Police have not been able to confirm whether Vismaya’s death was a homicide or a suicide.
So there was no evidence in Vismaya’s house. However, the investigation team collected all the evidence available in two days. The police move is to buy into custody when the disease goes away. On the morning of the 21st, Vismaya was found hanging from a small window in the second floor toilet of the house.
Police have not been able to confirm whether Vismaya’s death was a homicide or a suicide. The investigation team is proceeding based on scientific evidence.
A team of experts had inspected the toilet in Kiran’s house where Vismaya was found dead. The police hope that the investigation will shed more light on the results of the examination of the internal organs.