Kochi, July 15: The mystery over the death of two teenage girls from Konni, Kerala is yet to be solved. The investigative officers on Tuesday said that it could be a case of suicide, but the reason is not yet known.
The girls were found missing since Thursday, July 9 . The dead bodies of the girls Athira (17) and S Raji (16) were found on the Malankara-Lakidi area railway track on Monday, July 13. Their friend Arya K Suresh (16) was admitted at Government Medical College, Thrissur. Arya who sustained head injuries is on ventilator and in a critical stage, according to the hospital authorities.
In the meantime, various assumptions and conclusions have been appearing in the social media platforms. While some reports claim the involvement of sex racket in the deaths, some reports claim that financial problems lead to their death. But speculations over financial issues were brushed away by the neighbours of the girls.
The Bangalore connection
Meanwhile, the police on Tuesday said that the girls had been to Bengaluru twice. According to them, the girls travelled by bus and train and they have found tickets for three persons. But it is not sure whether the girls were accompanied by someone. After the first trip, the teenagers had returned to Kochi. At the same time police have got evidence of teenager's visit to Lalbagh Botanical Garden in the city.
According to police, the girls boarded a train from Angamaly to Bengaluru on Saturday and visited Lalbagh on Sunday. Tickets were recovered by the railway police from their bags which was found from Bengaluru-Nagercoil Island Express when it reached Nagercoil. Following this finding, the Kerala police officials have left for Bengaluru for further investigation.
Obtained SIM card through fake method
The latest investigation by the police have found out that the girls bought sim cards through fake methods. The sim card used by the teenagers for their tablet smartphone was obtained using their neighbour's voter ID card. However, card owner Molly said that she has not given her identity proof to the girls. The tablet smartphone is missing from the bag received from the train by the police.
A youth who was Arya's online friend was taken into custody, but the officials said that the youth didn't have any role in the death and there was nothing unusual about the chats.
The police have decided to question more friends of the teenagers.
The two girls were cremated on Tuesday and the investigative officers are waiting for the recovery of Arya.
The teenagers were close friends. Raji and Arya were students of Plus Two computer science batch at Konni Government Higher Secondary School while Athira was in the science batch at the same school. Athira and Arya had won A Plus grade for all the subjects in SSLC examination. Raji had A Plus in all subjects except one.