Kerala: Skeletal remains of man missing for 2 years found in septic tank

The search was conducted after one Roy Varghese (46) admitted to having killed Krishnakumar and disposed of his body

Kerala: Skeletal remains of man missing for 2 years found in septic tank

Skeletal remains, believed to be that of a 42-year-old man who went missing two years ago from Kollam, have been recovered from a septic tank on a godown premises in the Kerala district.

The search was conducted after one Roy Varghese (46) admitted to having killed Krishnakumar and disposed of his body, Mathrubhumi News reported.

The search done on Tuesday morning yielded what is believed to be jaw and thigh bones and pieces of ribs.


Skull could not be found and the bone remains are being sent to the police forensic laboratory for establishing the identity.

Krishnakumar went missing on November 11, 2014.

It is believed that an altercation that broke out amongst friends over Krishnakumar's overtures towards Roy's wife led to the murder.

Krishnakumar is the accused in several cases, including drug trafficking. The other two accused in the case - Konnemukku Murukan and Pookali Ayappan - are still on the run and the crucial turning point in the case came with the confessions of Ansar, who was also drinking with the other four that fateful evening.

Roy Varghese confessed to have killed Krishnakumar hitting him on his head with a stone and disposing off his body in the disused septic tank the next day. With this finding, the police have absolved themselves from serious allegations of having been directly involved in Krishnakumar’s murder.

Krishnakumar's mother Rajamma had filed a habeas corpus petition claiming her son was killed by the police and his body was sunk in the Paravur lake.