Idukki, Aug 2: A month after 11 members of a family were found hanging in Delhi’s Burari, four of a Kerala family were found buried inside their home at Thdopuzha in Idukki district on Wednesday. They all were buried inside their home, stacked over one another, with deep stab wounds. Also Read - Kerala Containment Zones Full List Today: Total Count Reaches 506; 3 Wards Sealed
The police have suspected black magic behind these alleged murders as their neighbours have also said that a case was registered against one of the victims for performing black magic and other occult rituals. Also Read - In Kerala, Containment Zones to be Demarcated After All Contacts of COVID Positive Person Traced
The victims have been identified as 52-year-old K Krishnan, 50-year-old Susheela (Krishnan’s wife), 22-year-old daughter Arsha and 20-year-old son Arjun. Police have recovered a hammer and a knife from the house. Also Read - Eid-Al-Adha 2020: Muslims Offer Namaz at Kerala Mosque While Maintaining Social Distancing | Watch
The incident was reported to police by the neighbours when they found an untouched stack of newspapers outside their home. When the police broke open the house, they found blood stains all over the place and a freshly-dug earth.
“There was no forced entry into the house. It shows the crime was committed by someone who knows the family well. We suspect more than two persons were involved in the crime,” said a senior police officer.
Locals told the police that the family lived a secluded life and hardly spoke to anyone. Three years ago, a case was registered against Krishnan for allegedly practicing black magic. Many people, including celebrities used to come and meet Krishnan as he was an astrologer.