Kozhikode: Jolly Joseph, the prime accused in Kudathayi serial murder, said she killed Mathew Manchadiyal so that to hide the three murders in the Ponnamattam family, during interrogation she revealed that Mathew, brother of her mother- in- law was killed In order to hinder the three deaths committed by her. Jolly said she could murder Mathew in the first attempt.
Mathew reinforced his stand to conduct postmortem on Roy after he came to know that the death was due to the presence of cyanide in blood. Mathew made Roy’s brother Rojo to understand over the matter so that to move forward with the decision to hold postmortem. Mathew suspected Jolly over the matter. Jolly then made deliberate attempt to make friendship with Mathew. Mixing cyanide in drinks she could ensure his death in the first attempt itself.
Mathew used to hand over drinks he would receive as an ex-army man to Jolly , Jolly said. The cyanide given by MS Mathew which is left after the being used to murder Roy Thomas was given for Mathew Manchadiyal, she said. Though she used to leave cyanide after Mathew’s murder, she kept it at hand.