Thiruvananthapuram: With a senior Kerala Police officer charged with murder eluding arrest, the victim’s widow said on Sunday that she will move the High Court on Monday seeking a CBI or a court-monitored probe into the case.
B. Harikumar, a Deputy Superintendent of Police at Neyattinkara on the outskirts of the state capital, has eluded arrest since November 5 night when he, after an altercation, pushed an electrician, Sanal Kumar, who fell on a road and got crushed by a speeding car.
The 32-year-old victim’s widow, Viji, 26, told the media here that the Crime Branch was trying to turn a murder case into a road accident case.
“I don’t have faith in the Crime Branch probe. We have been waiting for almost a week now and the officer is yet to be even arrested,” she said.
“So tomorrow (Monday) we are filing a petition before the Kerala High Court seeking either a CBI probe or a court monitored probe.”
The incident occurred at Neyattinkara when Harikumar was in civilian dress and reportedly visiting a woman friend. Sanal Kumar was trying to take out his parked vehicle, leading to a row with the police officer. Harikumar and his aide escaped from the spot and since then has been on the run. He has been suspended from the police force. (IANS)
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