Husband-wife arrested killed own brother in greed of Rs.15 Crore (GBP 1,500,000) property in Chennai

A couple from Chennai – Arunodhayam (60) and his wife Jayamalathi allegedly murdered the former’s yournger brother Vijayakumar in greed to grab his properties worth Rs.15 crore (GBP1,500,000). Jayamalathi is a retired Government official of the Adi-Dravida welfare department, while Arunodhayam is a retired employee of a private chemical firm in Ambattur. Chennai police on Friday arrested the couple.

Husband-wife arrested killed own brother in greed of Rs.15 Crore (GBP 1500000) property in Chennai

Husband-wife arrested killed own brother in greed of Rs.15 Crore (GBP 1500000) property in Chennai

The victim, Vijayakumar who was 45 years old was a real estate businessman – he was hacked to death by three member armed gang in broad daylight at his residence in Arasappar street of Purasawakkam on 13th November.

Vijayakumar, a bachelor, who had been living with his sisters Ranjani Devi, a widower and Sasikala, was acquiring more wealth in real estate business. Arunodhayam and Jayamalathi were confident that Vijayakumar’s entire property will fall into their hands after him, as he was unmarried.

However, there was a twist in the tale when Vijaykumar began searching for life partners for his sister Sasikala and himself which rattled the duo. This led to their decision to eliminate him. With the help of their sons, they hired Muthu of Puducherry and his accomplices Madhan of Puducherry and Pandidurai of Nerkundram, to kill Vijayakumar and paid Rs.10, 000 in advance.

As per the plan, Muthu with his fellow members who were armed with knives and sickles entered Vijaykumar’s home , posing as courier men, They attacked Vijaykumar, unleashed a series of blows on him , killed him on the spot and fled away.

Praveen, Prabhu, Pandidurai and Madhan
Vepery police had registered a case of murder and a special team , headed by the Assistant Commissioner Kulanthaivel, was formed to nab the accused. Probe revealed that the victim’s elder brother Arunodhayam and his wife Jayamalathi had hired a contract killer ‘Nerkundram’ Muthu to kill him through their twin sons Prabhu and Praveen.

Police managed to nab Prabhu, Praveen and Madhan and Pandidurai, the two accomplices of Muthu on Thursday. During interrogation, Madhan and Pandidurai confessed that they killed Vijayakumar on the order of Muthu, who was reportedly hired by Prabhu and Praveen for 1.5 lakh. Prabhu and Praveen, both MBA graduates, disclosed that the conspiracy to eliminate their uncle was hatched by their parents, in a bid to take over his 15-crore worth property.

Meanwhile, the greedy couple who were absconding were arrested on Friday and confessed that they hired contract killers to murder Vijaykumar so as to inherit Vijaykumar’s property. The prime accused Muthu is still absconding and Police are on the lookout for him.

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Sharanya Bharathwaj