Kollam: A 27-year old woman, believed to
be "dead and buried" by her parents, was traced with a man,
allegedly with whom she had eloped last year, in Kerala`s
Pathanamthitta district, police said on Friday.
Shiny, wife of a daily-wage earner and mother of
three, went missing from their home in August 2009 after she
eloped with their neighbour, Kalesh (30), they said
They were arrested after Kalesh`s mobile phone was
traced by cyber crime experts to Mannarakkulanji, police said.
Shiny`s parents had recovered a body from a lake at
near Paravur 10 days back and buried it thinking it was hers,
Though her parents had filed a complaint with police,
she could not be traced. Ten days back, a body was found
floating in the lake, which bore resemblance to her features.
Police then informed her parents who also thought it
was their daughter who had drowned. They took the body home
and buried it.
In a dramatic turn in the case, the cyber wing of
police got a clue about the cellphone number of Kalesh two
days back and traced the area where he was living.
They then alerted the police station where Shiny’s
parents had lodged a complaint.
A police team soon set out for Pathanamithitta and
found them staying in a cottage inside a rubber estate.