The Australian police on Saturday revealed that a Kerala man who died on October 2015, was murdered by his wife and her lover by after the former was given cyanide.
Sam Abraham, 33, died on October 13. The police and his relatives believed that he had a cardiac arrest during his sleep. His wife Sofiya also said the same reason to friends and relatives.
An Australian News Paper The Herald Sun reported that Sam had faced another murder attempt three months before his death. Though Sam couldnâ€™t identify the attacker then, police now say that it was Arun Kamalasanan, 34, Sofiyaâ€™s male friend, who is also a Keralite.
The report says that some CCTV footage and DNA will be the evidence in the case, while the police have got some evidence by tapping Sofiyaâ€™s phone calls.
Police have asked for some more time in the court to get her Malayalam conversations translated.
The Herald reports that after Samâ€™s death Sofiya had moved to another apartment in the same area. The report says that when she appeared in the court, she was motionless.
â€śDressed neatly in a white tank top, a large necklace, and with her shoulder-length dark hair out, Mrs Sam was motionless during a short court appearance. At one time she put her face in her hands. Her family was in court and visibly distressed,â€ť the report states.
A Malayala Manorama report says Sam had given some hint about problems between him and Sofiya when he went to his hometown Kollam before his death. The report says that he had given a warning to his relatives that the next time, he would be brought in a coffin and also told his father that his body should be buried near his grandfatherâ€™s grave.
As per the report, he also informed his relatives that after his death, his body should be taken to graveyard in a decorated coffin.
Arun and Sofiya have been remanded till February next year. Sofiya and Sam have a four-year-old child and they had migrated to Australia in 2013. Sam, a native of Punalur in Kollam district was an employee with UAE Exchange.