Koodathayi murders: Jolly was discreetly following the probe, says probe officer
Kozhikode: Koodathayi murder accused Jolly pretended to be a lecturer at NIT all these years, said investigating officer K. G. Simon.
“She even printed her name as Jolly, NIT lecturer, in the post-funeral rituals notice of her first husband Roy Thomas. None of the family, including her husband, were aware that she was lying about the job. This led to suspicions,” said the officer.
The investigation team also noticed many features of Jolly’s behaviour and came to know that she was secretly following the probe. All these led to suspicion on her. Thus they called her for interrogation. There were many contradictions in the matters Jolly told regarding the deaths.
“We noted 50 key points before quizzing Jolly. She replied to the questions only after thinking well. She is a brilliant criminal. Even if it is proved that she murdered everyone, there is nothing to be surprised,” said investigating officer K. G. Simon.
Simon said that statements of about 200 persons were recorded in connection with the case. About 50 statements of Jolly alone was collected. She was not willing for polygraph test or narco analysis which increased the suspicion.
There were property disputes within the family. A dispute existed with Jolly’s first husband Roy’s brother Rojo also. Discussions were going on to resolve these issues.
Jolly demanded that the complaint raising suspicion on the deaths should be withdrawn to compromise the case. This move also was suspicious. The police are also investigating Jolly’s deals with M. S. Mathew who was arrested in connection with the case.