Kochi murder: Sajeevan’s narrative falls flat, chilling details of crime emerge

Sajeevan, Ramya

Kochi: Reports on police statement given by Sajeevan, who confessed to murdering his wife Ramya at Edavanakkad here, have emerged. Police were suspicious about his words and conduct during the probe on missing woman complaint he lodged. In detailed questioning, the narrative he built fell flat. He had no other way than confessing to the crime. Suspicion over cheating was the trigger factor behind the crime, officials said.

According to police statement, Sajeevan strangled Ramya to death by using rope that had been used to hang clothes. After the act he buried her on the premise of house. He set ablaze the rope and her phone. He made no change in his routine and went for painting work on the very next day of the crime.

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As children were not at home during the crime, Sajeevan convinced them that Ramya went for pursing beautician course in Bengaluru. Similarly, he convinced locals and family members that Ramya eloped to abroad with her lover. It was only six months after the crime that he lodged the woman missing case. Also, he was not enthusiastic in cooperating with officials for the probe. At that juncture, police quizzed him in detail and he made contradicting claims. His narrative fell flat as police dug out facts.

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