Uthra murder case: Defendant denies claim of giving snake to catch rat; Prosecution against.

Uthra murder case: Defendant denies claim of giving snake to catch rat; Prosecution against.

The prosecution has objected to the contention of the respondent that the statement that Suresh, a native of Chathannur, took money and gave the snake to Sooraj is not credible.  The prosecution and the respondent argued as the final arguments in the Uthra case progressed.  The prosecution told the court that the unbelievable allegations that the snake was given to catch the rat were relevant in the case.  The counter-argument will continue in court today.

Uthra murder case: Given the snake to catch the rat, the arguments fall apart.

Defendant told the court that the statement that he bought the snake to catch the rat was not credible and that the snake had not been sold.

The final argument to decide the verdict is progressing in a murder case unheard of in the history of criminal investigations in Kerala.  Defendant told the court that the statement that he bought the snake to catch the rat was not credible and that the snake had not been sold.

However, the prosecution countered that it was relevant in the case that no one would buy the snake even if it was for murder and that the snake was for sale for unbelievable reasons.

Defendant’s counsel asked the court not to meet Sooraj and Suresh, the snake catcher, on February 18 and April 24, 2020, and not to accept the phone records as evidence.  Second, the respondent argued that the snake had not bitten him and that Uthra needed treatment again as a result of seeking treatment for snake venom.  The court directed that Sooraj should not be produced in person even though the argument will continue today.  Attendance via video conferencing.

On the day Uthra was first bitten by a snake, the accused’s husband Sooraj was searching the internet for hours on how to bite a snake.  Prior to the murder, the accused had been seen on the internet ten times for biting with a snake and five times for lying with a cobra.  The evidence was presented before the prosecution court during the final hearing in the District Additional Sessions Court.

The evidence presented by the prosecution and the arguments raised against it prove that Uthra’s murder was part of a neat conspiracy.  Defendant Sooraj had seen snake bites 15 times on the internet before the murder.  Suspecting death, Sooraj returned to the police station, dropped his phone and called Suresh, a snake catcher from Chathannur, from his friend Eldos’ phone.

Sooraj’s goal was to kill his estranged wife Uthra and seize the property.

 He did not want to tell anyone that he had bought the snake for a price.  However, Suresh, an apology witness, later revealed the matter to the investigating officers.  The prosecution also pointed out the statement made by Suresh’s daughter against Sooraj.  The jar given by Suresh with holes to keep the snake was later found in the evidence with the accused.

Sooraj’s goal was to kill his estranged wife Uthra and seize the property.  The average adult female brain weighs 1250 grams to 1350 grams.  Uthra weighed 720 grams.  After killing his estranged wife, Suraj told Uthra’s family that they needed property to protect the baby.

The CCTV in front of Uthra’s house was not working at the time of the murder.  Uthra’s father had earlier told Sooraj to resolve the issue but the accused had not done so.  Under these circumstances, the prosecution argued that the respondent’s claim that the police had collected CCTV footage from Uthra’s house was false.

Uthra murder case: Defendant denies claim of giving snake to catch rat;  Prosecution against.
Uthra murder case: Defendant denies claim of giving snake to catch rat; Prosecution against.

Sooraj had said that their son was also sleeping in the room when Utra was bitten by a snake in his house.  However, the prosecution argued that this was also wrong, citing the statement of Uthra’s parents.  The parents said the child was in their room.  Uthra dies of snake bite on May 7, 2020.  Sooraj’s attempt was to make it clear that Uthra had been bitten by a snake continuously following the serpent’s curse.