CBI investigation into the mysterious death of V Saseendran, former company secretary of Malabar Cements Limited (MCL), and his two minor sons is at stake with Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) having come up with a report stating that the possibility of murder cannot be denied.
The report will be filed before the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate soon. According to FSL sources, the report stated that it is evident from the physique of Saseendran that he could not have lifted his children and climbed up the ladder before hanging them.
The forensic experts also pointed out that several fatal injuries on Saseendran could not have been suicidal. One of the injuries was found in the armpit. A hanging person cannot raise his hands to cause injuries to the body above the waist, they said. The house was found locked from outside, which is a strong circumstantial evidence to suspect that it is a murder case.
The CBI, in its chargesheet, had ruled out the possibility of murder. According to the chargesheet, Saseendran was depressed and left the job after pressure from V M Radhakrishnan. He had killed his sons and committed suicide, it said. Injuries found on the body of Saseendran are said to have been caused from the sharp edge of the ladder when he was hanging their bodies.
Saseendran and his two sons, Vivek and Vyas, were found hanging inside their house at Jawahar Nagar, Kurudikkad, in Palakkad, on January 24, 2011. The CBI had arraigned Sundaramoorthy and Suryanarayanan, personal secretary to the company secretary, as approver in the case. The FSL had conducted a reexamination after the Ernakulam Principal Court observed that it could be a triple murder case.
V Sanal Kumar, Saseendran’s brother, had alleged that the CBI had prepared the chargesheet intending to save Radhakrishnan and two other accused in the case.