Police Question Kin Of Computer Operator Who Died By Suicide

Chennai: Coming back to the infamous Kodanad estate murder and robbery case, the CB-CID team of the Tamil Nadu Police visited the residence of Dhinesh Kumar, an IT operator in the estate office, who committed suicide on July 3, 2017.

A seven-member team of CB-CID officers interrogated Dhinesh Kumar’s parents and other relatives and friends. The police team visited Dinesh Kumar’s residence where he was found dead under suspicious circumstances.

The DMK had stated in its election manifesto that it would re-investigate the Kodanad murder-cum-heist case if voted to power.

The Kodanad estate is owned by former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, J. Jayalalithaa and her close aide and former AIADMK Interim General Secretary, VK Sasikala.

After the death of Jayalalitha on 5 December 2016 and the arrest of Sasikala in February 2017 in a disproportionate assets case, there was a major robbery at the Kodanad estate on 23 and 24 April 2017, in which the caretaker of the estate, Om Bahadur, was killed. .

Another security guard Krishna Thapa was found seriously injured in an attack and told the police that a group of 10 men had reached a property and attacked them.

The first accused in the case was Kanakarajan, Jayalalithaa’s former driver. In a twist of events, Kanakarajan was killed in a road accident by a speeding truck on the Salem-Chennai highway five days after the Kodanad robbery. On the same day, the second accused, Sayan, and his family met with an accident at Walayar in Palakkad district, where his wife and daughter were killed and Sayan escaped.

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Dinesh Kumar, IT operator of Kodanad estate was found hanging in his house under mysterious circumstances on July 3, 2017.

The DMK government has constituted a special CB-CID sleuth team of the Tamil Nadu Police to reinvestigate the case.

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