Watchman on Jayalalithaa's Kodanad estate found dead, robbery could be motive behind crime

A security guard was found dead on the premises of one of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa's properties in the Nilgiris district.

Late CM J Jayalalithaa. Reuters

Late CM J Jayalalithaa. Reuters

According to The Hindu, the incident is from Sunday night when the victim, Om Bahadur was hacked to death at the Kodanad Estate, which was owned by Jayalalithaa. Another man Krishna Bahadur sustained serious injuries. The report also added that the attack was reportedly carried out by a gang of ten members.

The police has said that they are yet to ascertain the motive and nature of the crime, adding that a probe is already underway.

"We are questioning some people. We don't have any key information to share at the moment," NDTV quoted a senior police officer as saying.

However, Hindustan Times reported that robbery could have been the motive behind the attack.

Jayalalithaa used her sprawling 900-acres property to stay for rest and treatment over the last few years before her death on 5 December 2016, the NDTV report noted. The Estate was also entangled in the two decade-long disproportionate assets case.



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Updated Date: Apr 24, 2017 10:44:07 IST

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