Tirunelveli Congress functionary death case transferred to CB-CID

On May 4, Saturday, Jeyakumar’s charred body was recovered from his farm at Karaisutrupudhur near Thisaiyanvilai in Tirunelveli district.
Tirunelveli East District Congress president KPK Jeyakumar Dhanasingh
Tirunelveli East District Congress president KPK Jeyakumar Dhanasingh(Photo | Special arrangement)

CHENNAI: The case of the suspicious death of Tirunelveli East District Congress president KPK Jeyakumar Dhanasingh has been transferred to the CB-CID on Thursday. The transfer was based on the order of Tamil Nadu Director General of Police (DGP) Shankar Jiwal.

Following this, all case details, evidence collected and other documents will be handed over to the CB-CID officials.

On May 4, Saturday, Jeyakumar’s charred body was recovered from his farm at Karaisutrupudhur near Thisaiyanvilai in Tirunelveli district, two days after he went missing.

The local police conducted inquiries to ascertain whether it was death by suicide or murder. But there was no conclusive evidence to ascertain the nature of his death. After he went missing, his son, J Karuthaiah Jafrin, complained to the Uvari police on May 3, demanding to trace his missing father.

Several special teams were formed to investigate the death, but there has been no major breakthrough so far.

Following the transfer of the case, CB-CID on Thursday inspected the farm in Karaisuthuputhur. The team including additional superintendent of police R Sankar and the inspector and investigating officer P Ulagarani conducted an inquiry with the village administrative officer and his assistant in the farm.

The forensic department officials also accompanied the team.

Earlier, they collected the case-related documents from the Uvari police and received the details of inquiry from the officials of 10 special teams that were formed by Tiruneveli Superintendent of Police N Silambarasan to probe the death. “The CB-CID police will begin their inquiry with the family members of Jeyakumar and the suspects starting from Friday,” said a source.

Tirunelveli East District Congress president KPK Jeyakumar Dhanasingh
Police pump out water from Jeyakumar's farm well in search of his cell phones

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