I am thinking about the circumstances that led to the death of O.K.Indu, an NIT, Kozhikkode research student whose body was found in the River Periyar, near Chengamanadu, Alwyaye, Kerala, on the fourth day she went missing from the first class compartment of the Manglore express train, in which she traveled on 24 April from Trivandrum her home town, as well as the capital of Kerala to Kaozhikkode. An intense search for her missing body started next day on 25 April.
Things unfolded, there after through the media reports, some very mean, her parents and the railway police investigation are:
1. The investigation of the RP into the death has not yet made any breakthrough or hasn't come closer to it.
2. The only suspect the RP has arrested so far, Subhash, an assistant professor and Indu's colleague could not be charged with the offense due to lack of evidence after two weeks of intense questioning. His arrest was seemingly prompted by tindus' family members who initially discarded the possibility of he being a suspect.
3. If alive, Indu would have been married by now. Her marriage was supposed to take place with Abhishek who has been her lover for the past four years on 16 May.
4.According to her parents, there was a love affair between Indu and Subhash, which ended up after they denied permission to their marriage when Subhash proposed on the ground that he came from a different CASTE.
Based on all these, many possibilities can be conjured up as what caused her disappearance from the train. She night have committed suicide through jumping into the voracious Periyar while the train passed over it, the killer door of the compartment might have thrown her out accidentally, somebody might have killed her in the train before throwing her body into the river. What the RP suspect is that she opened the exit door mistaking it for the door to the toilet.
After 29, when her body was subjected to postmortem, there was a report on the Kairali TV that the doctor who did the postmortem disclosed unofficially that Indu died out of drowning.
Was it true? or was it not? Nobody will know. Will the postmortem result lay the case to rest and the media and the public will forget the tragedy until another Indu has disappeared in a similar situation?