Jolly Joseph Case Update: Witness Turns Hostile, Denying Previous Statement

The Koodathayi serial murder case has taken a new twist with the 60th witness turning hostile. This case has gripped the nation, and is following the developments closely to bring you the latest updates.

I. Witness Turns Hostile in Koodathayi Serial Murder Case

Witness Denies Previous Statement

In a surprising turn of events, the 60th witness in the Koodathayi serial murder case has turned hostile. Saranya Prajikumar, the wife of the third accused, Prajikumar, denied her previous statement given to the Special Investigation Team.

Saranya had earlier revealed that the second accused, M.S. Mathew, was a close friend of her husband. She was also the mahasar witness of the police squad that recovered cyanide from a jewellery shop at Thamarassery as incriminating evidence against Jolly Joseph, the prime accused in the case.

Motive for Turning Hostile

It is unclear why Saranya has turned hostile. However, it is worth noting that her husband is one of the accused in the case. It is possible that she is trying to protect him by denying her previous statement.

Another possibility is that Saranya is simply afraid of testifying against Jolly Joseph. Joseph is a powerful and influential figure in the local community, and Saranya may fear retaliation if she testifies against her.

Impact on the Case

Saranya’s decision to turn hostile is a major setback for the prosecution. Her testimony was expected to be crucial in proving the case against Jolly Joseph.

However, the prosecution still has a strong case against Joseph. There is a lot of other evidence that links her to the murders, including the fact that she was the beneficiary of the victims’ life insurance policies.

Witness Relationship to Accused Previous Statement Current Statement
Saranya Prajikumar Wife of third accused M.S. Mathew was a close friend of her husband Denied previous statement
Jipsy Wife of Maikad native Surendran Saw her husband exchanging cyanide with Mr. Prajikumar Turned hostile

The trial is ongoing, and it is still too early to say what the outcome will be. However, Saranya’s decision to turn hostile is a reminder that the truth can be difficult to find in a case like this.

II. Timeline of Suspected Murders

The Chain of Tragedy

The Koodathayi serial murder case is a chilling tale of suspected murders that took place over a 14-year period. It began in 2002 with the death of Jolly Joseph’s mother-in-law, Annamma Thomas. Six years later, her father-in-law, Tom Thomas, died of “heart failure.” In 2011, her husband, Roy, also died under suspicious circumstances.

Untimely Deaths

The string of deaths continued in 2014 with the discovery of Annamma’s brother, Mathew Manchadiyil, dead. The other two suspected victims were Sily, wife of Shaju Zachariya, who is Roy’s cousin, and Jolly’s second husband, Sily’s one-year-old daughter, Alphine. Both Sily and Alphine died under mysterious circumstances in 2016.

Victim Relationship to Jolly Joseph Year of Death
Annamma Thomas Mother-in-law 2002
Tom Thomas Father-in-law 2008
Roy Thomas Husband 2011
Mathew Manchadiyil Brother-in-law 2014
Sily Second husband’s cousin 2016
Alphine Sily’s daughter 2016

III. Motive and Investigation

Uncovering the Truth

The motive behind the Koodathayi serial murders is still unclear. However, investigators believe that Jolly Joseph may have killed her family members for financial gain.

Joseph is the prime suspect in the case. She was the beneficiary of the victims’ life insurance policies, and she allegedly forged their wills to inherit their property.

Investigators are also looking into the possibility that Joseph killed her family members out of jealousy or revenge.

Clues and Evidence

The police have gathered a lot of evidence against Jolly Joseph. This evidence includes:

  • Eyewitness testimony
  • Forensic evidence
  • Financial records
  • Phone records

The police are confident that they have enough evidence to convict Joseph of the murders. However, the trial is ongoing, and it is still too early to say what the outcome will be.

Type of Evidence Description
Eyewitness testimony Statements from people who witnessed the murders or saw Joseph acting suspiciously
Forensic evidence Physical evidence from the crime scenes, such as DNA and fingerprints
Financial records Documents that show Joseph’s financial transactions, including the life insurance policies and wills
Phone records Records of Joseph’s phone calls and text messages, which may show her contacting the victims or other suspects

IV. Final Thought

The Koodathayi serial murder case is a complex and disturbing one. The recent turn of events with a witness turning hostile has added another layer of intrigue to the case. As the investigation continues, we hope that justice will be served for the victims and their families.

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