Updated: April 29, 2017 4:47:28 pm
Less than a week after a security guard at J Jayalalithaa’s Kodanand estate was found murdered, two key suspects in the case have met with accidents, one of them succumbing to injuries.
C Kanagaraj, a former driver of Jayalalithaa died after a car hit him while he was on his way to a relative’s house in Thalaivasal. The accident took place on the Salem-Ulundurpet National Highway a little after 8.30 pm, The Hindu reported. Kanagaraj was declared ‘brought dead’ when he was rushed to a government hospital in Attur. The car driver is being questioned and a case of rash drving and causing death by negligence has been registered against him.
In a separate accident, KV Sayan alias Syam was travelling with his family to Thrissur when their car hit a truck between Palakkad and Thrissur. The accident took place at around 5.30 am this morning, The Hindu reported. He is currently undergoing medical treatment, but has lost his wife and child.
Five police teams were probing the murder of security guard Om Bahadur, whose body was found on April 24. According to reports, a group of around eight armed men entered the estate and attacked the guard. Another guard, Krishna Bahadur, suffered injuries.
Police are investigating whether some documents have been stolen from the bungalow inside the estate. Quoting villagers, the police had then said the gang entered the estate in two vehicles. Police suspected the motive of the gang could have been to steal valuables or documents, as one door of the bungalow was found broken open. Police had earlier said one or two suitcases at the bungalow were found prised open, but it was not clear what they contained.
The sprawling estate of 900 acres used to be Jayalalithaa’s retreat. She often also worked from there. Jayalalithaa died on December 5 last year after spending almost three months in the ICU at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai.
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