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KOLLAM: In a brand new twist to the snakebite homicide case, it’s learnt that Sooraj killed his spouse to say her insurance coverage coverage. Police obtained a tip-off that months earlier than he killed Uthra, Sooraj had bought a life insurance coverage coverage in her title. The Crime Department crew subsequently initiated an investigation into this angle.Earlier, the police had confirmed that Sooraj confessed to killing Uthra for monetary positive factors.
In the meantime, because the custody interval of accused Sooraj and Suresh Kumar ended on Saturday, the probe crew approached the courtroom to hunt their custody for just a few extra days to gather extra proof. Following this, the courtroom despatched the accused to 5 extra days’ police custody. Suresh Kumar was booked within the case for distributing the homicide weapon — the cobra — to Sooraj.
“Although Suresh knowledgeable the police he was unaware of Sooraj’s motive as he instructed him he required a snake to kill mice, we don’t imagine it. It may have been a mistake, however when he handed over a toxic snake to Sooraj a second time, he knew in regards to the conspiracy,” mentioned Crime Department DSP A Ashokan, the investigating officer.
In the meantime, the forest division, which has additionally booked a case towards the duo for illegally possessing, promoting and killing the reptile underneath Wild Life Safety Act, may even search their custody.
In the meantime, as a part of proof assortment, the police recorded snake catcher Vava Suresh’s assertion. In addition to him, additionally they thought of the opinion of different veterinary consultants to clear the confusion prevailing in Sooraj’s assertion. “Vava Suresh has informed us that Uthra might have been forcefully bitten by the snake,” mentioned Ashokan.
They took his assertion, as after the incident, he visited Uthra’s home and after figuring out about the entire occasion, he expressed his doubts to her household. Analysing the primary incident, he mentioned a viper can by no means attain the second flooring by itself.
Additionally, even when a cobra is thrown on anyone it’s going to solely attempt to escape, until it’s provoked by somebody. On this case, if Uthra was sedated, then the accused may need used some steel to impress the snake and chew her. If somebody is forcefully bitten, it causes a deep harm.