Sources said that the original plan was that his accomplice Riyaz Mohammad would murder him by slitting his throat, but Riaz backed out at the last moment and plan had to be changed. Riaz told police that he was fleeing Satich's room because Satish decided to kill himself and asked Riaz to make it look like a murder.
Satish was in debt burden running into crores of rupees, his was recovered from his Lodge room hanging from the ceiling fan on 14th January. Riyaz and Sarvanana, the main accused were paid Rs.5 Lakh by Satish to murder himself with the intention to the insurance amount to be paid to his family. As per rules, in case of suicide the insurance money will not be paid to his family. Riyaz accompanied Satish from Kerala and original was that Riyaz will him Satish with a Stone on Head and then slit his throat. However, at the last moment, Riyaz panicked and backed out of the plan and refused to kill Satish and tried to escape from the lodge room.
Satish told Riyaz that he would kill himself, but Riyaz took his bag and lock the door from outside to give an impression of his murder by someone. Satish slit his wrist and hanged himself with the ceiling fan. His bood stains were found on the switch and ceiling fan from where his body was recovered.