Kerala govt orders Crime Branch probe into CA student’s death

Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old girl, whose body was found in the backwaters near Ernakulam wharf last week.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed the Assembly that Crime Branch will probe the death of girl who died under mysterious circumstances.

According to the girl’s relatives, there was no possibility of her committing suicide. Police said the girl, who went missing last Sunday, was found dead in the backwaters, the next day.

CCTV visuals recovered from a Church at Kaloor in the city showed the girl from Piravom coming out and reaching the main road after prayers last Sunday, police said.

Michelle Shaji, pursuing her CA, was staying at a hostel in Ernakulam for her studies.

Several personalities, including Malayalam film actor Nivin Pauly, asked the authorities to ‘wake up’.

“As the family cries for an investigation, let’s support their fight for justice. Our small voices might help and make a world of difference..wake up authorities, none of God’s children die in vain”, Nivin said in his Facebook post.

Soon after she went missing, her relatives had lodged a ‘missing case’ with police.


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