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Thiruvananthapuram: The crime branch team probing the murder of Jayamadhavan Nair, the last heir of the Koodathil family, at Karamana has approached the high court seeking permission for a forensic examination of the ‘will’, which was claimed to have been prepared by Nair, transferring the family wealth worth crores of rupees to his caretaker.

The crime branch team has got enough clues about the master brain behind the murder, but the arrest is not yet made pending forensic examination of the will.

The forensic examination of the will is very crucial in the case as the motive of the murder cannot be proved without it, said officials. “If we fail to prove the motive behind the murder, the prosecution side will become weaker. The accused is a close relative and he received help for executing the crime from people closer to Jayamadhavan Nair. We have got all the evidence to prove it, but the arrest can be made only after the forensic examination as all loopholes have to be capped before making the final move,” said an officer of the probe team.

Earlier in May, a lower court had granted permission for forensic examination of the will, but the accused challenged it and moved the high court. The high court stayed the lower court verdict and posted it for consideration later. The petition is yet to be considered by the court, but the probe team is hopeful of a verdict in its favour.

Jayamadhavan was the seventh member of his family to have died in a span of 26 years from 1991. He died on April 2, 2017, after reportedly falling from the bed and the former caretaker of the family, Raveendran Nair, and the housemaid, Leela, took him to hospital. Police found some mismatches in the statements of Raveendran, Leela and the auto rickshaw driver who had taken them to the hospital.





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