Charge sheets terms Uthra murder case as rarest of rare
Kottarakkara: The charge sheet filed by police classified Uthra murder as a rarest of rare case. Anchal native Uthra was murdered by her husband using a poisonous snake which bit her while sleeping.
The charge sheet submitted at the Punalur Judicial First Class Magistrate Court said that Suraj murdered Uthra for financial gains. When his first attempt to murder Uthra using a viper failed, Suraj bought a cobra and used it to murder Uthra.
The charge sheet was submitted by the Investigating officer Crime Branch DYSP B Ashokan. There are 217 witnesses, including a pardoned-witness, in the case in which Suraj is the only accused.
Uthra was found dead at her residence in Anchal on May 7. The charge sheet was submitted 82 days after Suraj’s arrest. The investigation was held using various scientific methods including a dummy test.
The charge sheet states that the planning and method of murder behind Uthra’s murder makes it one of the rarest of rare cases. Suraj committed the murder to eliminate the differently abled Uthra from his life while continuing to secure financial benefits from her family. Using a living object to commit the crime and the conspiracy to make it appear to be a natural death made Uthra murder one of the rarest of rare cases.
- The investigating officers did a comprehensive study on the difference between viper and cobra, their nature, the manner in which they bite and how their poisons function once it enters the human body.
- Details were sought from expert snake charmers and from those researching animal science.
- The DNA test of the snake was held in Rajiv Gandhi BioTechnology Lab.
These factors made the investigation a very scientific one.