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Police vow to nab suspect in girl’s murder soon

- AM Abdussalam

KOCHI: Sanu Mohan, 40, who is on the run for almost a month ater his 13-year-old daughter was found dead in Mutar river in Kalamasser­y in Kochi last month, will soon be arrested, according to Kochi City Police Commission­er H Nagaraju.

“We have sought help of Karnataka police to find Sanu Mohan.

Checking has been intensifie­d in the border areas of Karnataka and airports, he told the media persons on Saturday.

Kerala police are in touch with their counterpar­ts in neighbouri­ng Karnataka state ater confirming Sanu Mohan had stayed in a lodge in Kollur Mookambika for six days.

Police have received CCTV visuals of Sanu

Mohan siting in his room and walking outside the lodge.

The temple-town of Kollur is within the Byndoor taluk of Udupi district.

The staff of the lodge informed the police that Sanu Mohan had stayed in there from April 10 to 16 morning.

As he behaved decently, they were not suspicious.

He also offered to pay the rent through card payment while vacating.

They added that Sanu Mohan visited the temple on all six days.

On April 16, Sanu Mohan asked the staff to get a taxi for going to the airport by aternoon.

The manager arranged a taxi. But Sanu Mohan went out in the morning and did not come back. Though the staff contacted him over the phone number he provided, it was switched off. With this, they opened his room using duplicate key and found that his luggage was not there. Lodge manager Ajay, a Keralite, contacted a person in Kerala in search of the address given by Sanu Mohan.

Thus it came to light that the person who escaped without paying the rent for the room was the same Sanu Mohan who was wanted in connection with Vaiga’s murder.

Sanu Mohan and his daughter Vaiga went missing under mysterious circumstan­ces on March 21.

Later, Vaiga’s body was found from Mutar river next day. Though the police tried to trace Sanu Mohan ater this, he could not be found. They lived at the Sree Gokulam Harmonia flat at Kangarappa­dy.

Further investigat­ions revealed that Sanu Mohan was involved in economic offences in Maharashtr­a, a lookout notice also was issued as efforts to locate him in Maharashtr­a failed. State police chief Loknath Behra has contacted other states for help in combing operations.

Based on the informatio­n received by the police, the probe team from Kochi has reached Mookambika the other day.

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