Thiruvananthapuram: It is emerging to be a sliver of the irrational dark ages where black magic and satanic worship ruled high. The probe into the Nanthancode killings has thrown up startling revelations with the suspect, Cadell Jeansen Raja, confessing that he was into satanic worship. In his statement to the police, Cadell said he was attempting to 'free the soul from body' using a technique called as 'astral projection.' For this 'out-of-the-body experience,' he said he sacrificed his family. He also told investigating officers that he had killed all four members of his family on the same day by serving fatal blows to the head. He confessed to the police that he had been practicing 'devil worship' for the past 10 years, without the knowledge of his family.
The 30-year-old Cadell,who returned from Australia after failing to complete a course, said he was influenced by satanic worship and became a part of a dark cult via Internet.
The police, however, suspect that Cadell, who is showing signs of mental instability, could be suffering from multiple personality disorder. Medical experts said they would need to observe Cadell for at least 10 days, before commenting on his health.
Cadell was arrested from Thampanoor railway station by the Railway Police Force on Monday. He confessed to killing the four people, including his parents, during the interrogation. The bodies of retired professor Rajthankam, 60, his wife and retired doctor C. Jean Padma, 58, their daughter Carolyn, 25, and relative Lalitha, 70, were found mutilated and charred in their multi-storey house at Nanthancode in the early hours of Sunday. Cadell is the son of Rajthankam and Jean Padma.