Kodanadu Mystery Deepens With Murder Of Jaya’s Driver

While the police realised that property papers worth hundred crores belonging to Jayalalithaa were missing from the estate, two main accused in the case met with accidents in two separate incidents on Saturday. While one died, the other is battling for life.

Chennai: After the death of Tamil Nadu former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa, everything related to her is getting murkier. Properties worth crores of rupees seem to be falling into the hands of anonymous individuals.

The incident at Kodanadu estate, which was owned by J Jayalalitha not only shocked the public but also the police as well. On the night of April 23, some unknown assailants burnt away many documents relating to Jayalalithaa killing the security guard of the estate.

The police who were investigating the murder case at Kodanadu were startled when they discovered that three suitcases with documents of Jayalalithaa’s property worth crores were stolen from the estate.

Giving another twist to the whole episode, two main accused in the case met with separate accidents on Saturday.

A former employee at the estate and one of the accused in the case, Kanakaraj died in a car crash in Tamil Nadu’s Salem district. The second accused and his close aide, Sayan, met with a car accident in Kerala’s Palakkad district on the same day. He was travelling with his family. He died in the collision.

Meanwhile, the police have released a sketch of one of the assailants basing on the inputs from Krishna Bahadur, the other security guard who was injured in Kodanad estate attack.

These incidents took place a day after the Tamil Nadu police announced that they have solved the murder mystery. They named an ex-employee and Kerala-based Hawala operator for conspiring Kodanad estate murder.

While Kanakaraj worked as a driver at Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad tea estate, Sayan used to work in a bakery in Palakkad. Sayan lost both his wife and son in the accident and is battling for life in the hospital. Kanakaraj was earlier questioned by the police in connection with Jaya’s death. Jaya’s guard was killed on April 24.
With Sasikala and her nephew in jail at different locations, it is a mystery as to who is behind the series of murders and an apparent attempt to loot Jayalalithaa’s property worth crores of rupees.

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