The Hindu, Nov 24, 2006
Jayanandan killed most of his victims while attempting burglary
KOCHI: The arrest of Jayanandan, known as Jayan, 39, belonging to Mala, in connection with the murder of Devaki, 51, and attack on her husband, Ramakrishnan, 60, has helped the police to crack several unsolved cases in Ernakulam and Thrissur districts.
According to the police officers investigating the case, five murder cases, one robbery case and four cases have been registered against the suspect. He is suspected to have murdered seven persons and left six persons seriously injured. Jayan began his criminal history by stealing a sari from his neighbourhood. He moved to Kodungallur after being caught in this case.
The first major offence he committed was burglary at the residence of Jose, 45, Panjikkaran House, within Mala police station limits. The crime was committed on September 4, 2003.
He struck Jose, who was asleep, with a crowbar and killed him and left with Rs.17,000 and a Video Cassette Player.
On March 26, 2004, he forced into Kuthiprambil Veedu, also under Mala police station limits. When Nabeesa, 51, came out on hearing the noise, the suspect struck her on the head killing her. Later, he entered the house and killed Fousiya, 23, and injured Noorjahan, 28, and two children. He took away nine bangles, two gold chains and money from the house. The case was initially investigated by the police and later handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
On October 3, 2004, the suspect killed Sahadevan, 64, and his wife Nirmala, 58, at their house at Perinjanam under Mathilakam police station limits and left with gold ornaments weighing 11 sovereigns. Crime Branch was investigating this case.
The suspect then attacked Aravindaksha Panicker and wife Omana Panicker at Kozhikada under Kodungallur police station limits and robbed gold ornaments weighting 18 sovereigns. Both the victims were grievously injured in the attack.
On August 2, 2005, he attempted to burgle the Kerala State Beverages Corporation shop at North Paravoor. He was challenged by Subhashakan, the security guard, and the suspect killed him by hitting him on head with an iron rod. He committed the murder at Puthenvelikkara on October 3, 2006. Jayan was arrested once in a case related to stealing a gold chain from a woman sleeping at her home at Kodungallur on September 12, 2004. He has also confessed to stealing mobile phones and money from two houses at Puthevelikkara.
After committing murder at Ramakrishnan's house at Puthenvelikkara, the suspect sprayed kerosene all over the scene of crime and left the cooking gas on.