Kottayam: In a surprising twist, two more witnesses in Kevin murder case have turned hostile during the trial.
Neighbours of the second accused Niyas Mon–Suneesh (witness 91) and Muneer (witness 92)– changed statements in court in favour of the accused, taking the total number of hostile witnesses to three.
Witness 28, Ebin Pradeep (Umesh) had turned hostile earlier.
The duo had earlier told crime branch DYSP that they saw the police recovering a mobile phone from Niyas’s house on June 7, 2018. They however, denied this statement in court.
Subsequently, they were declared hostile.