Poison in mutton soup; charge sheet filed in Koodathai Annamma murder case
Vadakara: Charge sheet has been filed in Ponnamattom Annamma Thomas murder, the sixth case in the notorious Koodathai murders. Unlike the other cases in the Koodathai murders, only Jolly has been named as accused in the murder of Annamma.
The 1061-page long charge sheet was submitted at the Thamarassery First Class Judicial Magistrate Court. It also has 79 documents.
Annamma Thomas, who died on August 22, 2002, was the first of the six victims in Koodathai murders. The charge sheet pointed out that Jolly killed Annamma by feeding her mutton soup laced with poison named ‘Dog Kill’ which is used to kill dogs.
Annamma Thomas is the mother of Jolly’s first husband Roy Thomas. The charge sheet also said that Jolly mixed the poison in mutton soup the previous day to prevent Annamma from detecting it through smell and taste. Jolly mixed poison in mutton soup as Annamma had the habit of consuming it regularly.
During the time of her marriage with Roy Thomas, Jolly had lied to and convinced everyone that she was a post graduate. But in reality, she had only completed Pre-Degree (Plus Two). Jolly murdered Annamma because of the fear that this lie would be exposed, the charge sheet said.
Following the marriage with Roy, Annamma had been pestering and pressuring Jolly to find a job. Fed up with Annamma, Jolly decided to kill her. Moreover, Jolly calculated that she would be able to gain control of the house only if Annamma is eliminated.
The major proof in the case is the prescription she procured form Kozhikode District Veterinary Hospital to buy the poison. While there were two more accused in the other five cases in Koodathai murders, Jolly is the only accused in the murder of Annamma Thomas.
The investigation was led by K. K. Biju, Circle Inspector, Perambra. With the charge sheet in Annamma murder case, the police have submitted charge sheets in all six cases in Koodathai murders within 90 days.