A woman allegedly poisoned six of her family members to death over a period of 14 years for claiming rights to the family money. The incident took place in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

The police said that they were investigating the death of six people from the same family, who allegedly died under mysterious circumstances between 2002 and 2016. The probe was based on a complaint filed earlier this year by the brother of the accused woman’s husband, and arrests were made.

The authorities later uncovered during the investigation that 47-year-old Jolly Joseph, was one of the main accused in the murder of her ex-husband and five other members of the same family. She was taken into custody Saturday. An officer said, “Incidentally, in the death of all the six, presence of cyanide has been found, but that will now have to be proved scientifically.” They added that apart from the main accused, there were two people were arrested for providing the cyanide.

Police exhumed all the bodies of the deceased for conducting scientific tests. They confirmed that the motive behind the murders was not only to acquire a larger share of the family property but may also extend to other issues that they were investigating.

The daughter of one of the victims said, “Thank God. Truth is established.” She added that the family had been seeking clarity in the matter of the deaths. “Now, we have got the answer.”

The accused woman’s current husband claimed that she wass innocent and that he was not willing to believe otherwise.

Crime Scene
In this representational image, a policeman keeps watch near a police cordon of the crime scene in Mumbai, India, Aug. 23, 2013. Getty Images/ Indranil Mukherjee