Son arrested in connection with death of former Kerala Ranji player K Jayamohan Thampi

Son arrested in connection with death of former Kerala Ranji player K Jayamohan Thampi

Kerala police have arrested the son of former Ranji cricketer K Jayamohan Thampi, who was found dead at his residence in Thiruvananthapuram last week.

64-year-old Jayamohan Thampi's body was found in a decomposed state by the police after his tenants sensed that a stench was emanating from the house at his in Manacaud.

Jayamohan's son Ashwin has been arrested after cops grew suspicious of his narrative. the police have invoked Section 302 of the IPC (murder) against Aswin. He will be produced before the court on Wednesday.

Autopsy report of Jayamohan Thampi revealed that he died of a serious head injury that he suffered during an alleged drunken brawl with his son. The report also stated that the body was already 36 hours old when found.

“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,” an officer investigating the case was quoted as saying by Times of India.

“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 right-handed batsman and wicketkeeper who played 6 first-class matches for Kerala between 1979 and 1983.