Key accused in Kambakakkanam murder case found dead
Adimali: The key suspect in the murder of a family, including a man, his wife and two children at Kambakakkanam, was found dead. Korangatti native Aneesh (34) was found dead at his house and the body was in a decomposed state. Pesticide mixture used on cardamom plants was recovered from the house. After a preliminary inquest, police said poison was the cause of death. However, this shall be confirmed only after post mortem.
Aneesh was the key accused in the Kambakakkanam murder which shook Kerala. He was booked for murdering black magician Kanattu Krishnan (54), his wife Susheela (50), children Aarsha (21) and Arjun (17) amid robbery and burying them in a cow dung pit. Aneesh and his companions looted 35 sovereigns of gold from the house after murder. Aneesh was a disciple of Krishnan in black magic.
The murder happened on July 29, 2018. The dead bodies were found on August 1 and Aneesh was arrested at Neriamangalam on August 6.
As the preparation of charge sheet was delayed, the suspects including Aneesh got bail after 100 days of arrest. Though the charge sheet was submitted a year ago, the hearings did not begin at all.
After obtaining bail, Aneesh who was affected by depression underwent treatment at the Mental Health Centre at Thrissur. Later he was living in his house at Korangatt alone as his mother was working in Ernakulam. He had no contacts with neighbours either.
When a foul smell started to emanate from the house on Thursday, the neighbours called Adimali police and informed them.
After inspection by the forensic team, the dead body was taken for post mortem. The Circle Inspector informed that further proceedings will begin on Friday. There were four suspects in the Kambakakkanam murder case.