While an investigation is going on over the killing of a security guard at a bungalow in Kodanadu Estate, which was frequented by former late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, brother of S Kanakaraj, the main suspect in the murder and robbery has raised doubts about the accident.
A former driver of Jayalalithaa and one of the main suspects in the case, Kanakaraj, was killed after his two-wheeler hit a car at Athur in Salem district on April 29. S Dhanabal, brother of Kanakaraj told India Today that he was suspicious of the death. "I am two hundred percent suspicious as there is no trace of accident. The car and bike were badly damaged. I reached the spot within four hours but there was no blood stain or tyre traces," said Dhanabal, who is in the OPS faction of the AIADMK at Edapadi.
He didn't rule out a political hand in the death of his brother. "Yes, politicians are involved. There is a political connection to it as he used to drive Amma's car. This is not a natural death. Some big power is functioning behind this," alleged Dhanabal.
Police said that Kanagaraj was one of the main suspects who was allegedly associated with Sayan for the robbery at former Jayalalithaa's Kodanadu estate.
However, Dhanabal pointed out that the police could have enquired him earlier and that he didn't have any connection with the estate.
Kanagaraj was working in Poes Garden residence of Jayalalithaa as her driver till 2013. After that he moved to Vadapalani in Chennai to work as a private driver and then got married. Dhanabal added that his brother was made a scapegoat to save somebody else.
Dhanabal has sought a thorough enquiry into the case. He also lashed out at Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palanisamy. "He prevented me from getting a seat in 2011 and 2016. He has been troubling me and my brother," charged Dhanabal.
Meanwhile, police are continuing the investigations in the case.