Days after four of a family were found dead, their bodies stacked in a pit behind their home, the Kerala Police have revealed that Aneesh, a disciple of Krishnan, who was learning black magic, committed the gruesome murder.
Krishnan, 52, who owned a rubber plantation and was also a black magic exponent, his wife Susheela, 50, their daughter Arsha, 21, and 19-year-old son Arjun went missing from Thodupuzha last month and later their bodies were found stacked in a pit behind their home.
The news about the mass murder came out when the police had been called in by neighbours who said they had not seen the family for four days. Neighbours and some relatives who had gone to the house were alarmed to see bloodstains on the floor and walls. The police found a hammer and a knife in the house. They had suspected witchcraft.
The police have now found that Krishnan’s disciple Aneesh had executed the heinous killing.
The police say that the main accused in the case, Aneesh, committed the murder to take revenge. "Aneesh was worried that his powers were not working for the last few months. He feared that Krishnan, his teacher, had taken them back. And for last six months, he was conspiring along with an accomplice Lijin to kill Krishnan and to get back his powers," Idukki District Police Chief KB Venugopal said.
In the mass murder, Aneesh took the help of an accomplice, Libeesh. While Aneesh was missing, police arrested Libeesh and he confessed to the crime, police said.
"Aneesh and Libeesh reached Krishnan's house on the night of July 29. They took off the fuse of the house. Hearing the goat’s cry and chaos in the cattle shed, Krishnan came out of the house. He was attacked with an iron rod. His wife, who came to check on him, was also attacked. Soon their children were also killed. They took the bodies inside the house and then left. The next evening, they returned around 11, and realised that Krishnan's son was alive. They stabbed him with a sharp weapon and killed him with a hammer. They then dug a pit and buried the four, one over the other. We suspect that the son might not have been dead when the family was buried," District Police Chief Venugopal added.