CHENNAI: A man arrested in connection with the murder of his aunt, Chennai’s renowned psychologist Emma Gonsalvez (82) last month, has emerged as a suspect in his father’s death four years ago with his brother filing a police complaint and seeking a probe.
A senior police officer told Express on Sunday that Immanuel Fernandez, who was arrested for forging property documents and attempting to conceal the murder of Emma, has been accused by his brother Dawn Fernandez, an NRI living in Australia, of possibly killing their father Frankfurt Fernandez in 2010.
Dawn personally submitted the complaint at the Neelankarai Police Station on Saturday. He alleged that his father had died in 2010 with no records of a medical ailment.
The investigation is likely to be challenging as Immanuel’s father Frankfurt Fernandez died in 2010 and there are doubts on what little evidence police could gather after the four-year gap.
“We have registered a case of suspicious death based on the complaint. Immanuel is named as a suspect. Further investigation is needed to ascertain the claims,” a senior police officer told Express.
Dawn has also lodged a cheating complaint against Immanuel accusing him of forging their father’s will to grab a land.
Officials probing Emma’s murder have also claimed that Immanuel forged her will to grab properties worth several crores. Police said Immanuel, who runs a beach resort at Neelankarai, was in deep debt.
With similar motives and modus operandi in both cases, the police have begun digging deeper into the two deaths.
However, officials remained tight-lipped on whether the Neelanlkarai police failed in 2010 to properly investigate the death of Immanuel’s father Frankfurt Fernandez despite reports that the family members had voiced suspicion soon after.