Koodathayi case: Chemical analysis report confirm cyanide traces in Sili
Vadakara: The chemical analysis result from the Kozhikode Regional Chemical laboratory in the Kodathayi murders have corroborated the police version. Traces of sodium cyanide was found in the remains of Sili, one of the victims in the Koodathayi murders.
The report has been handed over to the police. One more sample was also sent to the lab. The recent lab report is the most crucial information in the Sili case, according to Kozhikode Rural SP K G Simon.
Only the autopsy of Roy Thomas was conducted during that time in the series of murders in Koodathayi. Only the death of Roy Thomas was established with cyanide poisoning. The other deaths namely Annamma Thomas, Tom Thomas, Mathew Manjadi, Sili and baby Alphine were not confirmed of cyanide poisoning and was only suspected. Hence their bodies were exhumed to take the remains for examination. And the first result of Sili have come out from the lab.
Sili was the last person who died in January, 2016 in the series of murders in Koodathayi. The probe team were confident that cyanide could be detected from the exhumed bodies. When the charge sheet in the Sili case was submitted, the chemical analysis report was not submitted along with it. Police believe that with the lab report received, the case has turned out to be a strong case.
The results of the chemical analysis of Alphine, Annamma Thomas and Mathew Manjadi is yet to come out.