Koodathayi mass murders: Probe may lead to more arrests

Koodathayi mass murders: Probe may lead to more arrests

Agency News

Kozhikkode: As the police intensified the investigation into the multiple murder case at Koodathayi near Thamarassery, the probe may lead to more arrests.

Three people, including the prime accused Jollyamma Joseph alias Jolly, 47, and co-accused M S Mathew alias Shaji, 44, and Praji Kumar P, 48, were sent to Kozhikode jail on Saturday. But, more persons, including relatives and government officials, are under scanner of the probe team. A special team from the rural police inspected deceased Roy Thomas’ house on Sunday to collect scientific evidences in connection with his death. Meanwhile, Renji Thomas, sister of deceased Roy Thomas, said a Revenue Department officer helped Jollyamma, the prime accused in the case, to forge documents to grab their family property. Renji also alleged that Joliyamma had close contacts with many people, including government officers, and they may have offered support for her activities. Renji also came up with revelations against Shaju, second husband of Jollyamma, and his father Sakaria.

Further arrests will be made only after getting concrete evidence, District Crime Branch DySP K Haridas said. The investigation team under the leadership of DySP K Haridas has been working to collect scientific evidence and statements of witnesses to prove the crime was committed by the arrested accused.