The Crime Branch CID has been granted three days custody of L. Kannan (42) of Srirangam, the main accused in the Tiruvanaikoil siblings murder cases. Judicial Magistrate –VI Dileep here passed the order on Friday with a direction to the CB-CID to produce Kannan before the court on Monday.
The CB-CID, to which the siblings murder cases were transferred recently from the Pulivalam police, had filed a petition before the court on Thursday seeking five days custody of Kannan.
Following the court order, the CB-CID investigators took Kannan in their custody to interrogate him in the murders of Tiruvanaikoil siblings – T. Selvakumar and T. Sathya.
The bodies of Selvakumar and his sister Sathya were found dumped in a gunny bag and in a barrel respectively last month at Periyakattukulam village near Pulivalam in the district.
The Pulivalam police which initially investigated the twin murder cases, arrested the siblings mother T. Yamuna and grandmother Seethalakshmi in connection with the killings and was on the lookout for Kannan, the main accused.
Even as investigations were on, Kannan was arrested by the CB-CID last week in connection with a double murder case reported at Vaiyampatti in 2007.
He reportedly confessed to the investigating agency to have murdered P. Durairaj and his driver Sakthivel.
Kannan also confessed to the CB-CID to have murdered the Tiruvanaikoil siblings and their father Thangavel a few years ago. Following this, the siblings’ murder cases were transferred to the CB-CID.
Forensic experts inspected the house of the siblings at Akilandeswari Nagar in Tiruvanaikoil, where the murders were said to have been committed, on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the CB-CID investigators produced Yamuna before the Judicial Magistrate court – VI on Friday after her three days custody period ended. The CB-CID had taken the woman in its custody to interrogate her in connection with the Vaiyampatti double murder case. She was subsequently lodged in the Special Prison for Women here.