Man arrested in Kerala for murders of wife, four kids

July 28th, 2008 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS  

Palakkad (Kerala), July 28 (IANS) A man accused of murdering his wife, four children and also of raping his 12-year-old eldest daughter, has been arrested, the Kerala police said Monday. The accused, Reji, absconding since the multiple murders, was taken into custody by the police Sunday from Kottayam district.

The police brought Reji before media persons Monday. The murders came to light when the bodies of Reji’s two daughters were found in his house in Pattambi last Wednesday.

The other members of the family were still missing and could not be traced. The police conducted a search of the house and found the body of his wife Lissy Friday dumped in the septic tank. The bodies of the other two children were found stuffed in gunny bags and abandoned in a bush near the house.

Addressing reporters here, Palakkad police superintendent Vijay Sakhare said Reji murdered Lissy suspecting her fidelity. The accused also admitted to having raped his elder daughter Amalu before strangling her to death.

Earlier, the post-mortem examination report revealed that Amalu was sexually attacked before she was murdered.

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