KOCHI: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in connection with the death of V Saseendran, former company secretary of Malabar Cements Limited (MCL), and his two minor sons before Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate Court stating the case to be that of suicide. CBI has filed charges against V M Radhakrishnan alias Chakku Radhakrishnan for abetting suicide and criminal intimidation.
The CBI didn’t get any evidence which showed that the deceased had been murdered and hence, filed the same chargesheet which had been returned by the Ernakulam Chief Judicial Magistrate last year. According to CBI, Saseendran had written to the Chief Minister, in August 2010, pointing out that the Managing Director of MCL Sundramurthy and his secretary P Sooryanarayanan had manipulated many deals in favour of V M Radhakrishnan who was a contractor with MCL.
After this the trio banded together and started harassing Saseendran. CBI stated that eight memos were issued against him in August 2010. “Chakku Radhakrishnan and the other accused forced Saseedran to resign his post as company secretary. He then committed suicide on January 24, 2011 along with his two children after being overcome by the mental agony he endured after resigning his job and also the threats issued by the accused. V M Radhakrishnan had threatened Saseendran that he would not be able to get a job anywhere in Kerala and that he would be forced to commit suicide along with the family.
Hence, V M Radhakrishnan was booked under 506 IPC (criminal intimidation) and 306 IPC (abetting suicide). Sundramurthy and P Sooryanarayanan have voluntarily confessed their guilt and have approvers,” CBI stated in the chargesheet.
Injuries seen on Saseendaran’s dead body are said to have been caused by the sharp edge of the ladder which he had climbed to hang the bodies of his two children.
Earlier, the Ernakulam Principal Sessions Court had observed that the mysterious death of Saseendran and his sons, could possibly be a ‘triple murder’.Saseendran and his two sons, Vivek and Vyas, were found hanging inside their house at Jawahar Nagar at Kurudikkad in Palakkad, on January 24, 2011. The Chief Judicial Magistrate returned the CBI chargesheet stating the investigations as ‘unsatisfactory’.