Greeshma poisoned Sharon over astrological prediction, alleges family

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Thiruvananthapuram: Family of Sharon Raj, the youth who was allegedly poisoned to death by his girlfriend raised serious allegations against the accused. They alleged that Greeshma had poisoned Sharon over her superstitious belief related to an astrological prediction. It is alleged that Greeshma conspired to kill Sharon for leading a happy married life with another person.

Sharon’s father told media here that Sharon used to complain of uneasiness and suffered nausea whenever he returned home after meeting Greeshma.

“Greeshma had served juice to Sharon at many occasions. But he did n’t complain anything related to it. He used to tell that he is feeling to throw up frequently. He visited Greeshma for the last time to collect a work book. He told us that he will be back soon,” explained Sharon’s father.

Thiruvananthapuram Rural SP Divya Gopinath, told media persons that she had transferred the case to the Crime Branch, which summoned the girl and her parents on Sunday and after eight hours of interrogation, Greeshma, 22, admitted that she had mixed copper sulphate in the ayurvedic medication to do away with Raj.

Police said that Greeshma got engaged to another person and wanted to do away with Raj. They have found that certain of her WhatsApp chats say that she had astrological issues and that her first husband would die and that she could live a peaceful life in her second marriage.

According to Raj's relatives, he wanted to prove that this astrological prediction was wrong and that he had married Greeshma at the Vettukadu church and had put 'sindoor' on her hair parting. However, some of the relatives told media that this was also a ploy by Greeshma to do away with him as then the astrological prediction would become true.

Addressing media persons, Sharon's parents demanded that Greeshma should be hanged to death for the grave crime she had committed.

"We were a close-knit family, with our two sons. The elder one Simon is an ayurveda doctor and Sharon was doing medical radiography training. Unfortunately, this happened to our family and after her engagement with another person, we prohibited him from meeting the girl, but she called him and wanted some of the photographs back. We didn't know that she had invited him to her home to kill him. Her parents were hand in glove in this crime and all the culprits must be brought to book. I thank the police for having cracked the case in a day of interrogation," one of the parents said.

(with inputs from IANS)

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