Thiruvananthapuram, Feb 18: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy today announced Rs 10 lakh financial aid to the family of the security guard who succumbed to injuries on February 16 after a businessman at Thrissur allegedly rammed his luxury vehicle on him.
Terming the incident as very unfortunate, he said that the government would explore all legal possibilities to get due compensation from businessman Mohammed Nisham to the guard's family. [Kerala: Security guard could not live in his newly-constructed home even once]
"The incident was very cruel and shook the conscience of the state," he told reporters. Nisham, owner of King Beedi Co, had allegedly in an inebriated state, physically assaulted the security guard and later rammed him with an SUV, a Hummer, following an argument over delay in opening the gate on January 29 at Sobha city, a posh residential township in Thrissur.
Meanwhile, City Police Commissioner, R Nishanthini said police would not show any leniency in persuing the case. To a query on Nisham's alleged involvement in the cocaine trade, she said the investigation in this regard was not under her jurisdiction.
Nisham had been taken to Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in connection with seizure of 10 packets of cocaine from his flat at Kochi on Jan 24.
Meanwhile, family members of Chandrabose demanded a CBI probe, holding that an inquiry by state police would not enable them get justice.
His brother Satish Kumar alleged there was a serious lapse on the part of the police as they had not recorded the dying declaration of Chandrabose.
Such a declaration from the victim was most important and a vital document in court to prove the crime, Chandrabose had undergone treatment in the private hospital for 19 days and hence there was ample opportunity to record it, he added.Police admitted that the declaration was not recorded, but said the magistrate had visited the victim at the hospital. But his condition was not stable at that time to take the statement, they said.