Om Bahadur and Krishna Bahadur from Nepal were working as security guards at the Kodanad estate that had been used by Jayalalithaa as a recreational center until her death.
On Monday morning, Om Bahadur was found dead near the premises of the estate and Krishna Bahadur severely injured.
When the police arrived at the estate, Krishna Bahadur told them that a group of 10 men arrived in a car and attacked them, killing Om Bahadur. The police also found evidence of a break-in, as a few windows were broken, and began investigating the case as theft related.
The police began searching for missing items and documents, but as their search expanded, they found a pair of partly burnt gloves, which upon further analysis revealed Krishna Bahadur's fingerprints.
Krishna Bahadur initially denied the fact that the gloves belonged to him but later accepted. After investigation, police claim that Krishna Bahadur, killed Om Bahadur wearing the gloves and tried to burn them later.
The police detained Krishna Bahadur in Kothagiri hospital where he is being treated for his wounds, and are currently questioning him.