The gunman of Kerala Water Resources Minister Mathew T Thomas was found dead on Wednesday morning in Kollam. Sujith (27) was found with his wrists cut, a bullet wound to his head and gullet injuries at his house in Kadakkal, according to reports.
It is believed that Sujith took his own life. Some bullets were found to have been fired from his service revolver. One bullet was found to have pierced his head and he was found on the second floor of the building. Although he was rushed to the Taluk Hospital immediately after he was found, he could not be saved.
Sujith is a civil police officer with the Armed Reserve camp in Thiruvananthapuram. He was unmarried. He had been serving Janata Dal (Secular) leader and minister Mathew T Thomas as his gunman for the past two years. The case is currently being probed by Kadakkal Circle Inspector and his team, according to reports.
Mathew T Thomas is the party leader and state president of Janata Dal (Secular). He previously served as minister for transport from 2006 to 2009 in the VS Achuthanandan-led LDF government.
Sujith's body will be shifted to the Medical College Hospital for further examination.
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