Jolly | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Kozhikode: In a new update to the Koodathai killings, prime accused Jolly’s friend Johnson said in court that she had confessed about the crime to him. Reportedly, Johnson, who is the 21st witness in the case, testified in the special court in such a manner as if Jolly had a deep relationship with him.
The grave was opened on October 4, 2019. However, Johnson said that Jolly requested him to stop the process of exhuming the body on October 2 and revealed her involvement in the murder of her relatives.
“Jolly was worried of getting caught if the body parts were sent for forensic tests. She told me of killing the mother of Roy Thomas, Annamma Thomas, and five others,” said Johnson.
As per the testimony, Jolly wanted to remove the remains before opening the grave and gave gold ornaments to Johnson for conducting the case. “I used to talk with Jolly privately from another number, without the knowledge of my wife,” he revealed.
However, advocate Shaheer Singh, who carried out the cross- examination, expressed suspicion over the testimony and claimed none of the statements were credible enough.
According to Shaheer Singh, Johnson did not have any opportunity to talk and travel with Jolly during the 2017-19 period, while she was staying with her husband Shaju. He also pointed out that no clear evidence was produced in this regard.
The examination was conducted by special prosecutor NK Unnikrishnan. Jolly’s advocate BA Aloor did not appear before the court on Wednesday.