How ‘Serial Killer Jolly’ hid her dark side behind a charming smile
By migrator | Oct 13, 2019, 18:33 IST
Kozhikode (KERALA) | Oct 13, 2019:
For many in the nondescript village of Koodathayi in Kerala, this pious woman was a proud faculty of the prestigious National Institute of Technology (NIT) till some days ago.
Some others took her to be a talkative beauty parlour staff having a wide network of friends. But, for the entire village of Koodathayi, a sleepy hamlet in Kozhikode in north Kerala, 47-year old Jolly Thomas, the alleged cyanide killer arrested recently in connection with the death of her first husband Roy Thomas in 2011, was a religious person spending her weekends in a local church here and prayer groups.
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 Thomas 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.
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.
HOW SHE WEAVED HER WEB OF LIES
Everything from her claim of being an NIT lecturer at Kozhikode to a good laity turned out to be a web of lies in the investigation opened by the Crime Branch wing of the Kerala Police.
Lilly, a local woman, said she and Jolly had spent time together at a divine retreat centre just days before the police arrested her from "Ponnaramattom", her village house where some of the suspected murders had taken place.
Jolly even used to hold prayer meetings at her house, in which local devotees would take part, she said. "We were together for a one-day meditation at the retreat centre just days ago. She looked very much cool and composed even when I asked about the ongoing police inquiry about the death of her husband Roy Thomas," she said.