In a shocking inciden, the Kerala Police on Tuesday arrested Ashwin Thampi in connection with the death of former Kerala state cricketer and his father K Jayamohan Thampi. Thampi, 64, was found dead at his home in Thiruvananthapuram the previous week.
Ashwin, working as a chef in the Kerala capital, is the son of Jayamohan, who played six Ranji Trophy matches for Kerala in the early 80s. Jayamohan had retired as the Deputy General Manager of erstwhile State Bank of Travancore.
Jayamohan, a native of Alappuzha, played along with some frontline Kerala players like Ranjit Thomas etc in his playing days before taking up the banking job. However, Jayamohan continued to play in the inter-bank matches. Anitha, his wife, had passed away a couple of years earlier and police said the death of his spouse had pushed Jayamohan to despondency.
Police reportedly apprehended Ashwin on Tuesday night and revealed that he has admitted to guilt. Sources revealed that further investigation is ongoing to figure out more details about the incident.
The police officials claim Ashwin had turned into an alcoholic and an argument with his father led to the shocking incident. They said the initial investigation and the post mortem report suggested that an injury on the forehead led Jayamohan to his death