Kerala lady serial killer Jolly Thomas murdered 6 relatives in 14 years


Thiruvananthapuram Oct 7 (IANS): Despite being cheerful in appearance, did Jolly Thomas, the serial cyanide killer of Kozhikode, suffer from a personality disorder?

The police suspect that the ruthless serial killer could have hidden traits of a psychopath, who went on to eliminate her husband, in-laws and relatives one after the other.

Jolly, who killed six family members at regular intervals spanning over 14 years, could also be suffering from split personality, where she led two different roles in life -- that of a housewife and a cold blooded serial killer -- feels Director General of Police (DGP), Kerala, Lok Nath Behera.

In fact, the overall jovial personality of 47-year-old Jolly Thomas has baffled the investigators, who are interrogating one of the most intriguing criminal minds accused of wiping out an entire family.

While primary forensic evidence suggests that Jolly poisoned six family members to death by serving them food laced with cyanide, her friends and close relatives feel that she is 'innocent' and is being framed in the case.

The police have finally decided to conduct an in-depth psychoanalysis of Jolly to ascertain whether she had any traits of being a psychopath.

The cyanide serial killings seem to be the rarest of crimes to be reported in India in recent times. No wonder, the modus operandi of the killings has stunned state police chief Behera, who has investigated several high-profile cases as Joint Director, Special Crimes, in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

"Let me admit, this case is too complicated as it involves a homely lady who apparently looks very normal in her behaviour, but evidence gathered by us indicates that she is a serial killer. I have now asked the officials to engage the best psychologists to carry out an in-depth study of her mental behaviour," the IPS officer of Kerala cadre told IANS.

On potassium cyanide being used by Jolly as a lethal weapon, Behera said that prima-facie the forensic examination of the mortal remains of the victims, which have been exhumed from their graves, suggest that poisoning caused all the deaths.

"But we have to probe threadbare into the cause of deaths. To ascertain that cyanide was used to kill the victims, I intend to dispatch the samples to the best forensic labs. If we do not get any specific leads from the Indian labs, the government would send the samples to England, which is considered to have the most advanced forensic toxicology labs, to find out traces of cyanide if the chemical was used in the killings," said Behera, who is supervising the case that has sent shock waves across the southern state.

Meanwhile, Jolly's son Romo Roy (21) said that though it was difficult to believe that her mother could execute the killings of his father, grandfather, grandmother and other family members, if the evidence gathered against her suggests that she is an accused, then the law should take it's own course.

Romo's statement on her mother's involvement could shed more light on the mystery killings which have been buried in police files for years.

So far the probe suggests that Jolly served food laced with cyanide to the victims. The first reported killing was executed in 2002 by Jolly wherein the victim was identified as her mother-in-law, Anamma Thomas.

Six years later in 2008, Jolly allegedly killed her father-in-law Tom Thomas. In 2011, it was the turn of Jolly's then husband Roy Thomas.

The killing spree continued at regular intervals in the residence of the Thomas family. The next victim in queue was Roy Thomas' maternal uncle Mathew who died under similar circumstances in 2014.

Two years later, another close relative Sily, the wife of Shaju (Jolly's paramour), and her one year old child died under similar circumstance.

The police are now investigating the role of the Jolly's second husband Shaju, cousin of her first husband Roy Thomas, in the serial killings committed allegedly by Jolly and her two aides.

Sources said that several witnesses, including the neighbours of the Thomas family, are being questioned by the police to gather evidence in the case. 

  

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  • Kusuma Kumari Gunji, Nellore Andraprasdesh

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    These days many women criminals May be she is having mental health issues She was greedy and may be be financial crisis She must get the maximum punishment under Indian Penal Code

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  • JNB, Bejai,Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    A lady can make a home as quickly as quickly she can destroy the same.
    That's Why Lady is called home maker.

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  • Dan M, Dubai / Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Good Lesson : Eventually all the karmas will be laid bare.

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  • Robert Pais, Mangalore to

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Please do not categorize people based on language and state or religion.
    Psyhopathic or sociopathic ( as the case may be) have at times very good appearance ,but they do it for themselves and do not feel for others.
    A combination of greed, need for status , insecurity with sociopathic lack of remorse , the.consequences can be deadly.
    The clues to this can be found from her childhood family siblings and.friends.

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    More concerned of population...dimnishing day by day..with one or other reason.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Somalia proven its Crime hight after Wayanad Win? hehehe. Just joking for someone's comments on some these kind of incidents directly blames Namo! She must to be tortured and pinned until....

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  • Shobakka, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    No Jokes Mahathma, she must be imprisoned for life with harsh punishments like Kalapani

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  • Flavian, Mangaluru/Kuwait

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Suffering from a personality disorder/split personality yet to be established only after thorough investigation and her psychological instincts if any.
    All the victims are from her first husbands family and none of her blood relatives are included in the hit list. Moreover, how she was able to distinguish her son (God forbid) from any such killer instincts.
    If proved of her deliberate plot, she should be sent to gallows ASAP.

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  • Satya, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Tragedy for the family

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  • Roshan Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    She made a Crime she Killed, But one thing to be understood is she Mentally ok? Counselling is required for this lady . this is my thoughts.

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Do you think she is mentally not OK? Well planned murders, we should not support this whoever it is.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Kerala police are advancing in this care purely based on assumptions. They are yet to prove Potassium cyanide as the cause of death.
    There is a possibility of a planned approach by Jolly's paramour.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Yes... Exactly... As per my thinking... she is mentally alright... She has done killings with the help of her boyfriend so she killed her husband, in laws, uncle and boy friend's wife and innocent kid. See the relationship here. But... How she killed her paramour's wife ?

    It's really a devilish and satanic heart..!. Why she needs such fourth grade love which took away the lives of innocent family members? Was she living her life peacefully after killing... ???My goodness..unable to think... May the souls murdered by her get peace and rest in peace... Few tears for that innocent angel who doesn't know wickedness and greed of this world.. 😢😢😢

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    What kind of people we have? Killing own family members for her personal desire and property.

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    It what religion preaches..!!

    DisAgree [27] Agree [9] Reply Report Abuse

  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Your religion? My religion don't preach like that.

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  • Ramnaik, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Feeling it's not good to blame different state religion or cast of criminals.they are all around us .and whenever they get a chance they may cheat their own people.

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  • abdul munim, mangaluru

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Stay away from the people of this state....Have worked in Dubai for 25 years and watched them closely. Very very dangerous to believe and interact.
    Definitely there might be good people..But 99% are not trustworthy.
    Sorry to say but this is what I have experienced in life.

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    For that reason Kerala is hub of anti nationals and terrorists.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Maliyaliyano ? ( are you a Malayali ? )

    Is the first question for a stranger from them. ( which is irritating one for non maliyali's), If you say no I am not, then good bye

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Yes true... It's really irritating for non malyalis... They never care for us in our own district... 😢

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  • Smrithi, Dubai

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Cant totally agree with you. We have seen so much crime in all states. Take the example of that lady from monkey stand, mangalore who was chopped into pieces and thrown in different places around Mangalore. Crime is happening everywhere

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  • gm, Mlur

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    But compare to other states they have good unity among them. But i don't support this lady's act.

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  • Nayan, Udupi

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    These people are very dangerous. Better to keep a distance from these people

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    For malalyees hindi language allergy to them. Even while meet sardarji with turban will ask first...inda malalyeaa..!! They think there is no other place on this earth as better as kerala. When it will submerge under water...dev balla.

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  • Rajesh. D., Manglore, Dubai.

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    The truth is whatever one seeks to hide and cover up will eventually work its way up to the light and become known.

    She is more known to be a Greedy woman than the split personality.

    Evil enters the house only to steal, kill, and destroy. Be in prayers to avoid such evil in your house.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Mon, Oct 7 2019

    Karnataka also has a serial killer Mohan who has so far Raped & Murdered 16 Women ...

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  • Abhi, Manipal

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    So...you are encouraging crime...!! Great really.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Your list is incomplete

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  • Ravi,, Udyavara

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Whole world knows... Cyanide Mohan... is very old story... Why are you bringing up now. ? 'JATHI VYMOHAVE' ?

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  • Suman, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Ohh God ! i think this guy is fascinated by her name

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  • John Tauro, M'lore

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Yes you pointed out! I have been observing his comments for the past few years, whether he is for or against the criminal /victim are always based on their names or religion.

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady

    Tue, Oct 8 2019

    Also condemn the acts of Pedro Lopez, who killed more than 300 girls across the South America....

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