Businessman and philanthropist Bobby Chemmanur have purchased the disputed land and house where deceased Rajan and Ambili were living in Neyyatinkara. The duo died of burn injuries during a suicide threat amid eviction procedures.
Bobby Chemmanur purchased the land from Vasantha — who had filed a case against Rajan for encroaching on her land — and he had registered it in the name of Rajan’s children: Rahul and Ranjith. Today evening, Bobby Chemmanur has handed over the document to Rajan’s children. He even agreed to renovate the house and expressed his willingness to take complete care of the children until then.
Earlier, the children had expressed their wish to live in the same place where their parents were buried and vowed that they would not leave the place. On this background, Bobby Chemmanur intervened and bought the land and house from Vasantha. However, the children denied Bobby’s offer, claiming that they would want to earn it legally. They also told him that Vasantha did not own the land and she possessed forged documents. Bobby told reporters that if the documents were forged, then he would take her to Court.
On December 22, Rajan and Ambili, who was residing near Nettathottam colony in Pongil, attempted to set themselves on fire when the Lawyer’s Commission and police tried to evict them from their house based on a court order. Aiming to deter the cops, Rajan held Ambili close to him and poured petrol over the both of them. When the police tried to foil the suicide threat, the fire from the lighter in Rajan’s hand spread all over the couple, and they suffered severe burn injuries.
However, while undergoing treatment at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, Rajan, who suffered over 50 per cent burn, succumbed to his injuries on December 27. Ambili, who was in a critical condition, passed away on December 28.