In a horrific murder of sorts, a family of four- a retired college professor, his wife, daughter and a relative were found dead at their home in Trivandrum, Kerala on Sunday. The incident took place near Cliff House, the official residence of Kerala’s CM.
While three bodies were found in charred condition, the fourth one was found mutilated. The deceased were, Professor Raj Thankam, his wife Jean Padma — a retired medical superintendent of the General hospital here, their daughter Carol — a medical student, and aunt Lalitha.
The couple’s son, Cadell, 30, is the main suspect in the case. Cadell who works in Australia and Carol, a medical student in China had come down for their holidays. The neighbours had alerted the police on seeing thick smoke coming from their residence on Saturday. The bodies were discovered when the firefighters came in and doused the fire. It looked like the crime had been committed three to four days back as the bodies had already started to decompose.