Doctors say that the accused had gone through many tests and results are still awaited, and that is why more time is being sought.

Kerala family mass murder Murderer son to be observed by psychiatrists for 10 more days
news Crime Sunday, May 07, 2017 - 08:27

Cadell Jensen Raja, the man accused of the brutal murder of four members of family at Nanthencaud in Thiruvananthapuram has been allowed to stay for 10 more days at a psychiatric hospital for further observation.

Cadell was shifted to Government Mental Health Centre at Peroorkada from the district jail at Poojapura after he showed ‘abnormal’ behaviour on April 25. According to the police, Cadell behaved violently inside the jail at night, following which he was shifted to the hospital.

Thiruvananthapuram Judicial First Class Magistrate court on Saturday ordered that Cadell be housed at the Government Mental Health Centre at Peroorkada for 10 more days as doctors could not yet find out what his mental condition is.

On Friday, the hospital had submitted a report before the district court asking them more time to examine Cadell to reach a conclusion about his mental state. The magistrate considered the petition and allotted time till May 15.

The Times of India reports that Cadell was being monitored by a medical team comprising four psychiatrists, led by senior consultant psychiatrist Dr OS Selvam.

Doctors say that the accused had gone through many tests and results are still awaited, and that is why more time is being sought.

''Besides, it is hard to determine whether a person is mentally abnormal in 10 days unless it is Stage IV, which is serious mental illness,'' ToI quotes a doctor who is treating him.

Cadell, who is a computer animation expert, was arrested for allegedly murdering his father Raja Thankam, mother Jean Padma, sister Caroline and his mother's aunt Lalitha Jane by hacking them. He also burnt their bodies. The incident came in to light when a fire broke out in his house after he burnt the bodies. A day after the murder came to light, Cadell was arrested at the Thampanoor police station in the district.

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