Nanthancode killings: Cadell Jeansen Raja arrested


The Railway police nabbed him from the Thampanoor railway station on Monday evening.

Thiruvananthapuram: Cadell Jeansen Raja, who is suspected to be culprit behind the murder of four persons of a family at Nanthancode, has been arrested.

The Railway police nabbed him from the Thampanoor railway station on Monday evening.

Cadell is the son of retired medical superintendent of the General hospital Dr Jean Padma (58), who was found murdered.

Apart from Jean Padma, her husband Professor Raj Thankam (60), their daughter Carolyn (25) -- a medical student, and their relative Lalitha (70) were found dead inside a house near the Cliff House at Nanthancode here.

Sources said he was nabbed while attempting to flee from Kerala.

The burnt bodies of Jean Padma, Raj Thankam and Caroline were found inside the bathroom on the first floor. Lalitha’s body was covered with a blanket.

Two knives, a bloodstained axe, a can of petrol and a burnt dummy were also recovered.

After pursuing a course on artificial intelligence engineering in Australia, Cadell had returned to Kerala in 2009. Since then, he had been working from home.

Thiruvananthapuram City Shadow police led by Cantonment assistant commissioner K E Baiju is investigating the case.

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