Three from Kerala found dead in a Hapoli hotel, police launches probe


ITANAGAR, Apr 2: Three people from Kerala including two women were found dead under mysterious circumstances in a hotel at Hapoli, Ziro in Lower Subansiri district on Tuesday, police said.

The deceased have been identified as Naveen Thomas (39), Devi B (39) and Arya B Nair (29), Lower Subansiri SP Keni Bagra said.

He said, a verbal report was received today at Ziro PS to the effect that one guest namely, Naveen Thomas had checked in the hotel along with his wife and a friend on March 28.

“It was reported from the staff of the hotel that the guests were not seen since April 1.  Early on Tuesday, on suspicion the staff checked the room in which the guests were staying was found locked from inside. Reportedly they broke open the room wherein all the occupants were found dead,” Bagra said.

On receipt of the information, a police team reached the place of occurrence and found the trio dead inside the room.

One lady namely, Arya B Nair (29) of Sreeragam, Trivandrum was found lying dead on the bed with her wrist cut with a sharp blade. The other lady, Devi B (39) of Meenadam, Kottayam was found lying dead on the floor with cut marks on her neck as well as on the right side of the wrist. The male deceased identified as Naveen Thomas (39) of Meenadam, Kottayam was found lying dead in the bathroom with cut mark on his left wrist.

Apparently the deceased Naveen Thomas and Devi B were husband and wife. The police team with the assistance of forensic experts from PTC Banderdewa conducted a search and has seized all the existing evidence available in the hotel room.

“The post mortem result is scheduled tomorrow. Three 3 UD cases under Section 174 CrPC have been registered and endorsed to SI J Doye for investigation,” the SP said.

During initial investigation, it was found that there is a missing FIR registered against deceased Arya B Nair at Trivandrum. Further investigation is underway considering all angles, Bagra added.