The three accused in the Elanthoor human sacrifice case. Now have moved to the Kerala High Court. Saying the investigators forced them to give self-incriminating statements.
The prime accused Mohammed Shafi and the couple. Bhagval Singh and Laila are in police custody. Over the alleged ritualistic killing of two women, Rosly and Padmam.
The accused have claimed that. The human sacrifice story was made-up and they were being subjected to third-degree torture to extract statements. The petition moved through advocate BA Aloor.
The petition said that. “The investigating team had spread wrong information. To defame the dignity of the petitioners before the public at large. The aspect of which was not considered by the Trial Court. While granting the police custody of 12 days,”.
They have also accused the investigators of leaking case-related information. That was sub judice to the media.
The two victims were allegedly sacrificed at the house of the couple at Elanthoor. The women had been murdered and dismembered in the first week of June and in the last week of September.
The trio is also accused of cannibalism. The remains exhumed from the premises of the house on October 11. On Wednesday the accused were taken out for another round of evidence collection.
It understood that the couple was taken to shops from where they allegedly bought items to use in the crime.