In a suspected murder, which is eerily similar to a scene in Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam, a dead body was found buried in a house under construction in Wayanad.

The body, which is yet to be identified, was found in a gunny sack and left underground in a house which is under construction, opposite a village office at Edavaka near Mananthavady.

The police, who are maintaining a tight security in the area, believe that the incident is a clear case of murder and also suspect that more than one person is involved in the crime. 

The probe team assumes that the body is around a month old, according to reports. Forensic officials from Kozhikode Government Medical College Hospital have been called in for post-mortem to find other details. 

Though the labourers had noticed a month ago that the soil in one of the rooms under construction was toiled over, they initially ignored it. However, on Wednesday, one of the labourers found that the soil in an area fell below the ground level and informed the contractor. 

The contractor asked the labourers to dig the area, following which the body was found in a sack and with a stone placed atop it. Wayanad sub-collector Umesh NSK conducted an inquest at the crime scene on Thursday.

The incident is similar to the climax of Jeethu Joseph's critically acclaimed and commercially successful film Drishyam (2013), starring Mohanlal in the lead. In the film, the protagonist buries a body in a police station which was under construction to successfully hide the crime and save his family from the police.

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