Kochi: A CCTV footage has revealed that chartered accountant student Mishel Shaji Varghese, whose body was found near Ernakulam wharf on March 6, had walked towards the Goshree bridge here on March 5. The latest finding backs the police theory that the 18-year-old girl had committed suicide.
Manorama News has accessed the video that shows the girl walking from the High Court Junction towards the Goshree Bridge around 7.00 pm on March 5. A CCTV camera placed along the front gate of a nearby flat captured the images.
Recently, an eyewitness too had claimed seeing Mishel on the bridge on the fateful day. But when he turned back after sometime, she was not to be found, the Kochi native had said. However, he said he cannot confirm whether the woman was indeed Mishel.
Earlier, police had got the CCTV footages of Mishel leaving the Kaloor church by 6.30 pm on March 5.
According to the police, the 18-year-old had committed suicide due to the mental trauma caused by a youth, who had been in a relationship with her.
Cronin Alexander Baby, a distant relative of the girl, was arrested by the police and was booked for abetment of suicide.
The youth, a Piravom native, was in a relationship with the girl for nearly 2 years, the police said. Their relationship was going through a rough patch and the youth, who worked in Chhattisgarh, had been continuously trying to contact Mishel before she went missing.