Who is Saju Chelavalel? Man charged with murder of NHS nurse and her two children

Saju Chelavalel

Anju Asok and her two young children have been brutally murdered. Let’s see, who is Saju Chelavalel and the suspect in the murder of an NHS nurse and her two children in detail.

Who is Saju Chelavalel?

Saju Chelavalel was the suspect in connection with the murder of a nurse and her children. On Thursday morning, Anju Asok, 35, was found dead in her Kettering home along with her two children Janvi, 4, and Jeeva, 6.

Investigators have arrested Saju Chelavalel, 52, with three counts of murder, Northampton police said. At 11.15 am on Thursday, police were summoned to Petherton Court in Kettering, where the mother and her two children, ages four and six, were discovered dead.

Asok’s colleagues at Kettering General Hospital pay tribute to her with flowers at Petherton Court. On Friday, a forensic officer works the scene at Petherton Court in Kettering after their bodies were discovered.

Who is Saju Chelavalel? Man charged with murder of NHS nurse and her two children

Senior investigating officer, Detective Inspector Simon Barnes, said: “Our thoughts continue to be with the family of Anju, Jeeva, and Janvi, who we are determined to seek justice for.”

“Incidents of this nature are incredibly distressing, and I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who responded to the 999 call on Thursday, or has been involved with the subsequent investigation, for the professionalism and respect they have shown.”

“I also want to thank the local community as we know how upsetting it is for an incident of this nature to take place. We will continue to have members of our Neighborhood Policing Team on patrol in the area and I urge anyone with any concerns to please speak to them.”

What happened to the NHS nurse?

A 35-year-old NHS nurse and her two children, ages six and four, were killed in their apartment by Saju Chelavalel. Police were summoned to Saju Chelavalel’s home in Petherton Court in Kettering on Thursday after hearing claims of three individuals being hurt.

Anju Asok, 35, and her two children Janvi, 6, and Jeeva Saju, 6, were discovered seriously injured when the emergency personnel found them. A short while later, they were declared dead, and post-mortem investigations conducted by Leicester Royal Infirmary concluded that all three of their deaths were caused by “asphyxiation.”

Chelavalel, 52, was accused of three counts of murder by Northamptonshire Police detectives late on Sunday night. Chelavalel will appear at Northampton magistrates court on Monday.

Tributes have been paid to Asok, who was a “loved and respected” nurse. Flowers are left outside Anju Asok’s home on Friday by a coworker of the accused murdered victim.

Anju worked as a staff nurse at Kettering General Hospital, according to police earlier.

Deborah Needham, the hospital’s chief executive, said in a statement: “Yesterday we received the extremely distressing news that one of our colleagues had passed away in circumstances that Northamptonshire Police are investigating. ‘She was a committed and compassionate staff nurse, who was loved and respected by her dear friends and colleagues.

‘All our thoughts are with her friends and family as they come to terms with this sudden loss.’ The hospital is offering appropriate professional support to her colleagues.

Anju Asok, a nurse with foreign training, joined the KGH staff in 2021 and spent the majority of her time on Barnwell B, one of our orthopedic wards. Residents in the area were shocked to hear about the killings.

Anjus’ Parent’s statement:

The family of the Kerala-based Indian nurse who was killed along with her two small children on Friday said that her husband was a “cruel” guy and that he had previously abused his wife. Her family claimed on Saturday, a day after the UK received reports of the murders.

To make matters worse, they require about Rs 30 lakh to bring the bodies back to India and to spend one final time with their daughter and grandchildren. At their house in the Vaikom region of the state’s Kottayam district, Asok’s parents told the media that local police had told them the previous night that their daughter had been strangled to death using a cloth or a rope, per the results of the postmortem.

According to Asok’s mother, Saju, her son-in-law, is a “cruel” guy who assaulted her daughter and grandson while the pair was residing in Saudi Arabia.

“I was staying with them when my granddaughter was born. I have seen him hit Anju and my grandson. He is a cruel person.
He gets angry very quickly. I was scared to be alone with him in the house there.”, she added.


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