KOCHI: Two weeks after a fast track court sentenced five persons to life imprisonment in the Harihara Varma murder case, the wife of the deceased gem trader has approached the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court(Economic Offences) with a private complaint.
In the complaint, she has claimed that the gems possessed by Harihara Varma were from the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.
In the complaint, the deceased’s wife claimed that the gems belonged to the royal family and had been kept at the Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Harihara Varma had revealed this to her while they stayed at a lodge here. She requested the court to order a police probe into the matter. Since Harihara Varma had revealed this to her at a lodge under the jurisdiction of the Ernakulam North police, she decided to register a complaint with the Addl CJM (Economic Offences) court.
Following the complaint, the Additional CJM asked the North police to conduct an inquiry into the matter and file a report. Varma, 59, who was speculated to be a member of the Mavelikkara royal family, was murdered at Puthoorkonam, about a km away from Vattiyoorkavu on December 24, 2012.
Jithesh, Ajeesh, Rakhil, Ragesh and Joseph were found guilty in the case.