With serial killer Jolly Thomas confessing to all the six deaths between 2002 and 2016 in her family, she told the police she liked death and the news of death.
According to the police, Jolly revealed that death fascinated her and she always wanted to know more about death and read such news.
However, during the questioning, Jolly Thomas said she didn’t wish to witness any more deaths and the only death that she wished for was hers.
The police say that in her confessions, Jolly had stated that she was inspired to use the lethal chemical after reading newspaper clippings and reports of cyanide deaths.
Simon also added that Jolly had done the most amount of planning on her fourth target – her husband’s uncle Mathew Manjadiyil – whom she allegedly killed by adding cyanide to his alcohol.
It also came to light that Jolly’s penchant for luxurious life was the motive behind the crime and she never expected to be caught. People are shocked to know that contrary to her image of a good homemaker, she boozed, had extra-marital affairs and acted as a real estate agent. The police revealed that she often carried cyanide in her bag.
With her six-day police custody set to end on Wednesday, Superintendent of Police K.G. Simon, who is leading the probe team, said on Sunday further custody would be sought, if required.
“The probe is going well. Jolly has confessed to all the six murders. Evidence is there against the three accused. At the moment nothing could be said about Shaju, second husband of Jolly Thomas,” said Simon.
For the unversed, the first to die an unnatural death in 2002 was Jolly’s mother-in-law Annamma, a retired teacher. She was followed by Jolly’s father-in-law, Tom Thomas, in 2008. In 2011, their son and Jolly’s husband, Roy Thomas, died. It was followed by the death of Roy’s maternal uncle, Mathew, in 2014.
The two-year-old child of Sily (Shaju’s first wife) died the following year, while Sily passed away in 2016