CHENNAI: Advocate B Williams, wanted in neurosurgeon Dr S D Subbaiah’s murder, surrendered in a Magistrate Court at Saidapet on Monday, 15 months after the crime at R A Puram.
The surrender comes in the wake of the Madras HC cancelling the anticipatory bail order issued to the advocate and the SC refusing his bail last week.
The murder, committed on September 14, 2013, was caught on a CCTV camera installed in the vicinity of Billroth Hospital, R A Puram. The murder was reportedly masterminded by Dr James Sathish Kumar, working in ESIC Hospital in Tirunelveli, to settle scores with Subbiah over a `12-crore property in Kanyakumari.
The doctor and three of his henchmen were arrested in January this year.
Williams, who was named as accused number 2 in the case, remained elusive ever since the murder. When he was reportedly caught inside the Madras High Court by a police sub-inspector, he managed to escape after the police official was detained in a chamber by a battery of his (William’s) supporters, alleging high-handedness.
The Madurai-based advocate was said to have hired hitmen for `50 lakh to eliminate the neurosurgeon to help the former’s junior-advocate Basil from Nagercoil and also to help Dr James. Basil’s family too had a dispute with Subbaiah’s over the property.
Besides Dr James, the city police arrested Ponnusamy, a retired teacher, his wife Mary Pushpam and their sons Basil and Boris. Jesuraj who was suspected to have harboured Williams too was arrested by the city police.