When the news of the passing away of the former Kerala cricketer Jayamohan Thampi had first arrived, it had seemed suspicious. His sudden death at own his house was too shocking even for the police to take. However, in an interesting turn of events on Tuesday, the police decided to arrest his son, Aswin Thampi. The arrest was made after the autopsy of the 64-year-old’s death revealed that it was due to a head injury.
On Monday morning, Jayamohan was found dead in the hall of his house. The police and other authorities were informed only after the people living on rent on the first floor of his house found out that a stench was emanating from the ground floor. His son Aswin, on the arrival of the police, had informed that he had not noticed his father’s death. This on the onset was surprising.
Jayamohan Thampi’s body was lying in his house for 36 hours
The police became very suspicious after Aswin first gave his narrative. The story didn’t align with the findings by the police. It was revealed that Jayamoham had been dead for 36 hours before the body was first noticed. It was also found that there was no one else in the house at the time except Aswin. After questioning Aswin properly, the police released their statement which revealed that the incident happened after the father and son duo had consumed alcohol.
“The father and son had a habit of regularly consuming alcohol together at home. On Saturday too, they consumed liquor. Aswin, who possessed Jayamohan Thampi’s debit card, wanted to withdraw money from the ATM to buy more liquor, which Thampi refused. This made way for a brawl between them,” the officer was quoted as saying by TOI.
“They brawled on the verandah of the house, where Thampi slipped and fell, banging his face against the floor. He lay there for some time until his son came back and dragged his body back inside the house. Then, he continued to consume liquor until he passed out,” he added.
Jayamohan Thampi was a wicketkeeper-batsman who played for Kerela. He played Ranji Trophy cricket between 1979 and 1982. Thampi played only six first-class matches.
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