Woman held for plot to mur­der hus­band

Sujatha and her lover al­legedly hired men to run hus­band Ku­mar over with a car

Gulf News - - India - BY AKHEL MATHEW Cor­re­spon­dent

Amar­ried woman and her paramour have been taken into cus­tody for al­legedly at­tempt­ing to mur­der the woman’s hus­band.

The sus­pects have been iden­ti­fied as Sujatha, wife of Kr­ishna Ku­mar, and her lover, Suresh Babu, a bus driver. Ku­mar was mak­ing a liv­ing by farm­ing on lands taken on lease.

The duo hired a four-man hit squad to do away with Ku­mar by run­ning a car over him.

The in­ci­dent was re­ported on Mon­day from Thris­sur. Ku­mar was hit by the car and thrown to the side of the road, at around 5.30am on Mon­day when he was on his way to Wayanad.

Clue to the case

The im­por­tant clue to the case came from a sus­pi­cion of Ku­mar him­self. When he got out of the house and started walk­ing on the road, he no­ticed a parked car. As he con­tin­ued walk­ing, he ob­served the car tak­ing a U-turn, and within a short time it hit him even though he was keep­ing to one side of the empty road.

While un­der­go­ing treat­ment for in­juries to his legs and shoul­der, Ku­mar con­sulted Sujatha about lodg­ing a po­lice com­plaint, but she dis­cour­aged him say­ing that it would turn trou­ble­some. What Ku­mar did not know was that Sujatha and Babu had al­legedly schemed to kill him.

Sus­pect­ing an af­fair be­tween Sujatha and Babu, Ku­mar alerted the po­lice.

The plate num­ber of the car was ob­tained from early morn­ing walk­ers, and fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion led the trail to Omanakut­tan, and then to his ac­com­plices, Shara­fud­din, Mo­hammedali and Sharath.

Omanakut­tan con­fessed to po­lice that his team had been of­fered Rs400,000 (Dh20,034) to kill Ku­mar, and that they had re­ceived an ad­vance payment of Rs15,000.

He said Sujatha had alerted the gang about Ku­mar get­ting ready to leave the house when Ku­mar went into the bath­room for a shower.

Po­lice sus­pect that Sujatha and Babu had got close to each other when Sujatha be­gan trav­el­ling by his bus to drop her chil­dren at school on days when Ku­mar was away on his farm land in Wayanad.

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