Late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate has yet again witnessed a death as her accountant was found hanging in his house on Monday, police said. Dinesh Kumar, 28, was found hanging from the ceiling at his house in Kothagiri under mysterious circumstances, they said.
This incident comes more than two months after one of the security guards at the estate bungalow was murdered by a gang on April 24, while a suspect died later in road mishap. Another suspect in the breakin-cum-murder was seriously injured in a road accident that left his wife and daughter dead.
Kumar was one of the three accountants attached to the estate which used to be Jayalalithaa’s retreat. His body was taken to Kothagiri Government hospital, where a postmortem would be carried out on Tuesday, police said.
Family sources said Kumar and some of the other staff in the estate were reportedly discussing two days ago about the fate of their jobs with the likely change in management of the sprawling estate. Police was also investigating whether there was any family dispute behind the death of Kumar.
The Kodanadu estate figures in the disproportionate assets case involving jailed AIADMK general secretary V K Sasikala and late Jayalalithaa, among others.
(With PTI inputs)