Kozhikode: More chilling details have emerged about the gruesome murder of hotelier Siddique. The accused trio, which includes a former employee at Siddique’s hotel, committed the murder in a lodge at the centre of a busy town Eranhipalam; two others carried the dismembered body in trolley bags to a parked car nearby through a crowded street.
People used to arrive at the lodge in large numbers as a private hospital is located nearby. The lodge is said to have closed down for some time earlier in the wake of certain complaints.
Siddique (58) arrived at the lodge around 3:40 pm on May 18. Accused Mohammed Shibili (22) and Farhana (18), reached there soon after. The rooms were booked in the name of the hotel itself.
The cops have collected CCTV footage that show the accused duo carrying large bags to the car around 3:10–3:15 pm on May 19.
Accused Shibili returned to the room after placing the first bag in the car. He returned along with Farhana, carrying the second bag, and placed it too in the car boot before speeding away.
The ‘chopped’ body parts were covered in plastic sheets before stuffing them into the bags, and ropes were tied around them. The blood samples collected from the lodge room were sent for DNA testing, police said.