The second husband of 49-year-old Jolly Thomas, who removed six people in her family using cyanide many years ago, on Tuesday filed a petition seeking divorce from her at a family court in Kozhikode. Her husband Shaju Scaria, while filing the case before the Kozhikode family court, cited cruelty as grounds for divorcing Jolly, who had allegedly committed six murders.
Jolly married Shaju Zachariah in 2017 and in his divorce petition he has said he feels scared to continue as her husband because she has a very deadly mindset, hence wants a divorce. Incidentally in the numerous cases against Jolly, Shaju is a witness and presently Jolly is cooling her heels in a jail at Calicut.
Shaju pointed out in the divorce petition that Jolly was the one who had killed his first wife Sily and daughter Alphine. He also accused Jolly of trying to implicate him in the murder cases by giving false statement before the police.
The first in the Thomas family to die in 2002 was Jolly's mother-in-law Annamma, a retired teacher. She was followed by Jolly's father-in-law Tom Thomas in 2008. In 2011, their son and Jolly's husband, Roy Thomas, also died to be followed by the death of Roy's maternal uncle, Mathew, in 2014. The last one in the extended family to die was Sily in 2016.