Rajakumari: A brother of one of the two victims in the Chinnakanal estate murder has been found dead. Muthaiah's brother Anpazhakan, 47, died of a cardiac arrest on Wednesday.
Anpazhakan, also an estate worker, was one of the first relatives to see Muthaiah's body. Relatives say a visibly devastated Anpazhakan did not eat for two days. He was found dead at home on Wednesday morning.
The body was sent to Kottayam Medical College for autopsy. The police cited autopsy reports to confirm heart attack as cause of death. Anpazhakan was cremated next to Muthaiah near Powerhouse. Survived by wife Kaliyamma, the Anpazhakan had no kids.
Cardamom estate owner Jacob Varghese, 40, and his aide Muthaiah, 50, were brutally killed on Sunday inside the estate bungalow and the adjoining cardamom drier room.
The cops on Thursday night nabbed 36-year-old cardamom plantation supervisor from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. Bobin was arrested from neighbouring Tamil Nadu when he was plotting to leave for Pazhani via Theni, a small town along Kerala-Tamil Nadu border.
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