Kerala witnessed some eight unusual brutal murders or attacks including fratricide and familicide in 48 hours. (Representational Image: Shutterstock)
According to police most of these cases involved relatives or friends who were influenced by some kind of intoxication
In a rather unprecedented set of events, Kerala witnessed some eight unusual brutal murders or attacks including fratricide and familicide in 48 hours bringing the issue of law and order again into the fore. According to police most of these cases involved relatives or friends who were influenced by some kind of intoxication.
On Wednesday, a young man was arrested in Thiruvananthapuram for killing and burying his brother. Binu, a native of Thiruvallam was taken into police custody following a complaint from their mother after her other son Raj was missing.
Reportedly, their mother went to a relative’s house during Onam festivities last week when the crime took place. When she returned home, Raj was nowhere to be found after which she approached the police.
Upon being questioned, Raj’s brother Binu confessed to his crime and informed the police that he killed and buried his younger brother.
In another incident, a youth on Tuesday hanged himself after hacking a nursing student in her house in Perumbavoor. Eldos, a native of Iringol, hanged himself in her house after attacking the woman.
The nursing student suffered deep cuts on her head and neck. The young man also attacked and injured the victim’s relatives when they tried to retaliate.
In Thiruvananthapuram, a person who came for a funeral ceremony was brutally beaten to death by his close relatives following an altercation on Tuesday.
Jalajan (55), of Kattakkada, was killed after a brawl between him and his close relatives Sunilkumar and his brother Sabu turned violent. It is reported that one of the brothers picked up a stone and hit Jalajan on his face which led to his death.
In another incident on Tuesday, a young man surrendered at Malappuram police station after killing his father-in-law. The accused Manoj, a native of Vallikad, reached the police station and surrendered after killing one Prabhakaran. According to preliminary investigation, a family quarrel led to the murder.
Meanwhile, in the wee hours of Monday, a young man hanged himself after slitting the throats of his three daughters in Kottayam district. Jomon (40), a native of Ramapuram near Pala hanged himself after slitting the throats of three schoolgirls.
The seriously injured girls aged 13, 10 and 7 were admitted to Kottayam Medical College Hospital. Jomon lived with his three daughters for the last one-and-a-half years after his wife left them.
In another incident, an unidentified body was found in a septic tank in Kunnamkulam in Thrissur while performing posthumous rites of the land owner on Monday. When the locals and relatives reached the house to attend the last rites of Sivaraman, who had hanged himself two weeks ago, they found the slab of the septic tank misplaced.
Then the police were informed and the dead body of a man was found inside the septic tank during the inspection. It is alleged it is the body of a friend of Sivaraman.
On Monday, a young man attempted suicide after trying to kill his wife, mother and daughter near Pattambi in Palakkad. The four injured were undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Perinthalmanna. The incident took place on Monday around 8 a.m.
According to the natives, Sajeev attempted suicide after stabbing his wife, mother and daughter. His wife Athira was stabbed in the neck, and her mother Sarojini and her eight-year-old daughter were on the outside. After this, Sajeev stabbed himself in the neck and injured himself. His wife succumbed to injuries at the hospital.
On Tuesday, a middle-aged man hanged himself after beheading his wife. Shahjahan, a native of Anchal in Kollam district hanged himself after trying to kill his wife Anisa.
The reason for the attack was a family dispute. According to neighbours Shajahan, Shajahan was addicted to alcohol and used to quarrel with his wife.