In a new turn to the Perumbavoor Jisha murder case, human rights activist Jomon Puthenpurackal has submitted a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan alleging that a Congress leader is involved in the case.
Jomon alleged in his letter (a copy of which he posted on Facebook) that Jisha was the daughter of the Congress leader and had approached him shortly before her death asking for a share of his assets.
While no specific name was mentioned in the letter, and it did not otherwise identify the leader, rumours began to spread claiming it referred to UDF state convenor PP Thankachan. However, Thankachan denied any connection with Jishaâ€™s murder.
He also denied the allegation by Jomon that Jishaâ€™s mother was the domestic help at his house for 20 years.
â€śJomon is intentionally defaming me; her mother did not work here for even a single day. I donâ€™t know her. I will move against this legally. They are taking revenge because they failed here in the elections,â€ť he told the media.
Jomon had also alleged that the police officers investigating the case have destroyed crucial evidence.
â€śThe body was burnt immediately to destroy the evidence that proves the leaderâ€™s paternity. Police did not seal Jishaâ€™s house, and hence all the evidence was destroyed,â€ť the letter alleges.
Jishaâ€™s mother Rajeshwari also denied the activistâ€™s allegations, and said that she would take legal action against Jomon.
"The allegations against me are false. I will take legal action against them. Jomon did not meet me even once" Rajeswari told media on Thursday.