Kochi: Former Miss Kerala winners Saiju M has been arrested in connection with the death of a model in an accident. Thankachan was brought to the spot and evidence was taken. The evidence was found at the Fort Kochi No. 18 hotel where the models and Saiju attended the night party. The accused, who was produced in court, was remanded in custody and remanded in custody for 3 days for further questioning.
Police had gathered more information after Saiju went into hiding in the case. There are indications that the Bangalore-based Kozhikode racket is linked to the smuggling of narcotics into Kerala. The Excise Enforcement had received a tip that Saiju and his associates were intoxicated for the ‘after parties’ held here till dawn, a series of night parties.
Saiju’s first statement was that he had tried to dissuade the youths from leaving the hotel after driving late at night. Palarivattom police have registered a case against Saiju on a complaint lodged by a Kakkanad resident against him for financial fraud.