A 43-year-old woman of Valasarvakkam, who murdered her husband on April 2 but evaded arrest by claiming that he had spoken to her on April 15, was arrested by Sriperumbudur police, here on Friday.
Police said an unidentified body was found in the bushes near Sriperumbudur with the throat slashed. However, the body was identified by chance, when Keeralan, a distant relative of the deceased, had gone to the police station. The body was identified as that of Mohan (45), a resident of Valasarvakkam, and the family including Mohan’s wife Hamsa, was informed.
However, cops suspected foul play as Hamsa appeared to be putting on a big drama when she received the information. On questioning, Hamsa said her alcoholic husband had left home on April 2 with some jewels to be given to a person and went missing thereafter. But, he called her on April 15 and said he had sold the jewels and would never come home, she told police. On further grilling it was revealed that Hamsa and her paramour Gopi had planned to kill Mohan as he opposed their relationship.
Hamsa had sought the help of pharmacist Muthukumar, from whom she got a strip of sleeping pills. On April 2, Hamsa took Mohan to Sriperumbudur and gave him money to have a drink. She then drugged him, dragged him into a thicket of bushes and slashed his throat.
Sriperumbudur inspector Nagalingam told Express that Hamsa claimed innocence and even claimed that she had never been to Sriperumbudur.
“But, her trip to Sriperumbudur was traced through her mobile phone’s signal. Based on the outcome of the investigation, we arrested Hamsa, her paramour Gopi (35) and pharmacist Muthukumar (33) on Friday after recording the evidences.
All three were remanded to judicial custody,” he said.