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Martin firm cashier’s death: Wife suspects ‘King’s role’

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | ANANTH MATHIVANAN
Published May 7, 2019, 6:44 am IST
Updated May 7, 2019, 6:44 am IST
Following the raid, Palanisamy was found dead in a tank under mysterious circumstance near Karamadai few days ago.
Palanisamy’s wife and son.
 Palanisamy’s wife and son.

Coimbatore: In a sudden turn of events, the wife of the deceased Palanisamy, cashier of lottery ‘King’ Martin’s firm has alleged that Martin could be behind the death of her husband.

In Income-Tax raids of various premises of Martin across various cities, the I-T sleuths suspect around Rs 1,000 crore tax evasion has taken place over the years.

 

Subsequently, the I-T sleuths also raided the house of Palanisamy, 45, a resident of suburban Urumandampalayam who was working as cashier in Martin’s firm. Following the raid, Palanisamy was found dead in a tank under mysterious circumstance near Karamadai few days ago.

Initially Palanisamy’s family alleged I-T officials with assaulting him, that possibly drove him to suicide and Karamadai police also included abetment charge against I-T officials. But shortly later, Palanisamy’s son claimed he suspected the role of two of his father’s colleagues at his office being behind his death.  

 

However, after the post-mortem was done on Palanisamy’s body at Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital, his family members refused to accept his body, demanding a fair probe into his death.

Even as Palanisamy’s body remained at CMCH mortuary for the third day on Monday, the deceased person’s wife Ms Santhamani told the press that she suspects the lottery ‘King’ Martin himself to be behind the death of her husband. She said that the family also suspected the role of I-T officials in her husband’s death.

 

Until a fair probe was ensured, they will not accept the body, she then added.

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