The sensational murder of K T Jayakrishnan, the then state vice-president of Yuva Morcha, has taken a new turn with the mother of one of the seven accused in the case saying that the death of her son wasn’t a suicide.
His body was found on the railway track near Mahe before the commencement of the trial in 2003.
Kamala, mother of the seventh accused Karayi Sajeevan, made a representation to the District Superintendent of Police here on Monday making her claim.
She has also sent copies of her complaint to Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Home Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan.
Her statement has assumed significance in the wake of the measures being taken by the government to reinvestigate the K T Jayakrishnan murder case.
It was on August 11, 2003 that the body of Sajeevan, a CPM worker, was found on the railway track near Mahe.
The trial of the Jayakrishnan murder case was about to begin in the Fast-track Court, Thalassery, when his body was spotted on the track.
All the other six accused in the case, except one, had been sentenced to death by the Fast-track Court. Of the five accused whose death sentences were confirmed by the High Court, four were released by the Supreme Court later.Now, Sajeevan’s mother has disclosed that her son had told her that he would “reveal all that he knew about the murder of Jayakrishnan in the court.”
Since he was made an accused in the case, he also had told his party colleagues that he would tell ‘the truth’ regarding the murder in the court.
His body was found on the railway track a few days before the trial began in the Thalassery Court. Sajeevan’s mother says that her son’s death could never be a suicide.
The CPM leadership here dismissed the new development as yet another political campaign against it, saying that Sajeevan’s mother is now under the control of the BJP and the RSS.