Kasargod: Death of Malayali vlogger in Dubai - Police asks husband to join probe

Kasargod, May 12 (IANS): Five days after a team of forensic experts led by the local police exhumed the body of Malayali vlogger Rifa Mehnu from a cemetery in a mosque near Kozhikode to conduct an autopsy, her husband has been served a notice to appear before the police probe team.

The vlogger was found dead on March 1 in Dubai, where she lived with her husband Mehnaz and their two-year-old son.

Mehnaz, who hails from Kasargod, has been served the notice to appear before the Kozhikode police probe team.

The probe team served the notice after taking statements from the family of Mehnaz and have told him to follow the law of the land or face consequences.

Rifa, 21, a social media activist with lakhs of followers on Instagram, appeared regularly on the photo-sharing app along with her husband.

In Rifa's last video posted a day before her body was found, she along with her husband were at a restaurant in Dubai.

On March 1, Mehnaz and a friend found the body.

Later the body was brought from Dubai and was buried in the cemetery at the mosque at Kozhikode.

However, Rifa's parents registered a complaint over their daughter's mysterious death after which the local police in Kasargod booked her husband.

Meanwhile, the Dubai Police are also conducting a probe into the circumstances leading to Rifa's death.

Rifa and Mehnaz met on social media and were married for the past three years.

The full report of the autopsy is expected very soon and the probe team is waiting to go forward in the investigation based on the findings.





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  • Kedhar, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 12 2022

    I am reminded of Sridevi, our Super Star. Hers was a natural death.. Right? In Dubai??

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  • Af,,,, Mangaluru

    Thu, May 12 2022

    Nowadays family means husbend ,wife kid and social media.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Thu, May 12 2022

    He should have Abandoned ...

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  • Anuska Rupali Monteiro, Kotipalke

    Thu, May 12 2022

    Please find out the truth nowadays very difficult to find honest people, They all have settings one way the other

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  • Shalini, Mangalore

    Thu, May 12 2022

    Its crystal clear that she has been murdered by her husband. Kerala police should take proper action and expose her toxic husband. He must be getting all the money to his account from the vlogs she did. Few restaurants and Burqa shops are still playing the videos of her and promoting their goods.

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  • Rita, Germany.

    Fri, May 13 2022

    Shalini Mangalore how are you so sure if not realized from Police?Do they not do any post martum when death reason is not clear ?Simply they release the body ?in Dubai ?very suspect.Should have done first at all,Many times if they ave not taken the her blood ,or urine etc ,soon after the death ,urnie or her stomach food or drink taken ,it is possible some medicine ,or tablets given to her without her knowledge might have not able to detect now.May her soul rest in peace.Sad her son is now without mother Orphan.May her soul rest in peace and if any unusual cause of her death visible hope to hear soon .Heartfelt sympathy to her parents.

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  • prakash, Manipal

    Thu, May 12 2022

    Too young to go... RIP to the soul... If there is foul play Dubai Police never release the body... However time will tell why she was compelled to go in this fashion....

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