KANNUR: Omana, the doctor who chopped her lover into pieces and stuffed the body parts in a suitcase 20 years ago, is suspected to be dead in Malaysia. The woman died after falling off a building in Subangjaya Selankor in Malaysia some days ago. To identify her, the Indian High Commission had placed an advertisement in newspapers in Kerala with the photograph of the deceased. As the information was passed on to all police stations in the state, the Taliparamba police contacted Omana's relatives as the photograph had resemblances to her. “The photograph looks like that of Omana. We could not ascertain it,” said Taliparamba DySP K V Venugopal.
“The Tamil Nadu police investigated the murder. Omana was also jailed in Ooty. Information regarding the photograph has been passed on to the Tamil Nadu police. We need more information, including the travel documents and other identification certificates, to verify whether the deceased is Omana," Venugopal said.
The murder took place on June 11, 1996, in Ooty. Omana killed her lover Muraleedharan, a contractor from Payyannur, as she believed he was having an affair with another woman. She invited Muraleedharan to Ooty and killed him by injecting poison. Then, she chopped his body into pieces and stuffed them in a suitcase. While going to Kodaikkanal from Ooty to abandon the suitcase, she was taken into custody by the police after the driver of the taxi she was travelling in informed them. She was awarded life imprisonment but went missing while on parole in 2001. For the past 16 years, neither the police nor her relatives had information about her whereabouts.