Kozhikode: Jolly Shaju, who is accused of killing six members of her own family, attempted suicide in a Kerala jail. According to the Kozhikode Police, Jolly has been admitted to Kozhikode Medical College with a slit on her wrist.

Jolly was arrested for allegedly poisoning to death six members of her family over a period of 14 years in Kerala's Koodathai village in Kozhikode district. She was arrested with two of her partners, MS Mathew and P Prajikumar in 2019.

The arrests were made after forensic experts exhumed the mortal remains of the victims from their graves and conducted a postmortem.

The six deaths in the family took place between 2002 and 2016. While the first death, which is suspected to be a murder, was of Jolly's mother-in-law, the most recent to die in the family was a relative and mother of a two-year-old. 

Dog poison in mutton soup – That’s how Jolly killed mother-in-law

On February 10 the final charge sheet of the case in relation to the death of Ponnamattom Annamma Thomas, the first victim of Jolly, was filed. Jolly is the sole accused in the murder of Annamma.

A 1061-page charge sheet was submitted at the Thamarassery first class judicial magistrate court. The charge sheet says that the Annamma Thomas died on August 22, 2002. The accused Jolly killed Annamma by serving her mutton soup with dog poison.