Malabar Cements : Saseendran’s Wife Dies; Relatives Cry Foul

Coimbatore : Teena, the wife of former secretary of Malabar Cements Ltd  (MCL)died unexpectedly in a private hospital today noon, with relatives alleging foul play  behind her sudden death.

Teen , 52, was admitted to Kovai hospital two days back with fever.

Saseedran and his young sons were found hanging in Jan 2011
Saseedran and his young sons were found hanging on 24 Jan, 2011

Around 3 pm today, the hospital informed relatives including Saseendran’s brother Dr Sanal Kumar, that Teena became critical as her two kidneys failed. Soon after, she was pronounced brain dead.

Dr Sanal claims Teena has no particular illness other than fever and alleged something amiss about how she died suddenly without warning symptoms.

Teena is prime witness in the mysterious death of her husband Saseendran and their two children  in 24 Jan, 2011.

The Backdrop
Saseendran former secretary at MCL was the whistle blower to Rs. 400 crore scam unearthed by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in 2007. He served to be witness in the scam.

Two years later Saseendran wrote to then chief minister VS Achuthanandan and Vigilance about rampant corruption in the fully owned loss-making government undertaking.

Saseendran was alleged threatened from various quarters and resigned a month later.

Two days after Chargesheet was prepared, Saseendran along with his two sons Vyas and Vivek were found hanging inside the house.

His wife Teena alleged murder and post-mortem too cast doubts on suicide theory after finding bruises on his body.

FIR was registered against managing director Sundara Moorthy, his secretary Sooryanarayanan and VM Radhakrishnan, a private contractor with MCL.

CBI concluded the case after three-year probe as suicide from harassment.

CBI’s Chargesheet accused Radhakrishnan, the contractor, of threatening Saseendran that it would be impossible for him to find work anywhere in the state.

Sundara Moorthy and Sooryanarayanan who assisted Radhakrishnan in harassing Saseendran turned approvers in the case.

At height of the scam, CPM found itself in the dock when MD Sundara Moorthy testified in the court that then Industries Minister Elamaram Kareem received bribe from Radhakrishnan when he visited the company in 2010.

Speculation was rife that Elamaram was involved in threatening Saseendran at various stages.

Teena  served to be prime witness in the multiple-deaths along with a child in Saseendran’s neighbourhood.

Her death at the hospital today as CBI case on Saseendran;s death  is due to go on trial.


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