Within six hours of a woman’s murder at Washermenpet, the city police have arrested a relative of her husband in connection with the murder on Wednesday.
Police said the accused, Sathish (35), had been allegedly troubling the woman to give him more money and had come to her house with an intention of threatening her.
Police said they arrested Sathish, a car driver from Perungalathur in connection with the murder of Rekha (36) of New Washermenpet. Police investigating the murder case nabbed the car driver from his house after they reportedly found about Sathish through Rekha’s husband Baskar, who was a law graduate owning a petrol bunk in Cheyyar. Sathish was Baskar’s cousin sister’s husband and had been visiting her often to borrow money.
Sathish, who earned a meager salary through his job as a car driver, had borrowed Rs 15,000 from his cousin Rekha earlier. On the day of the murder, police said he had come with an intention to threaten her with a pen knife and demand another Rs 10,000 from her as she had earlier refused him anymore money asking him to return whatever he had borrowed. On Tuesday, the woman had again refused to give him money and in a fit of rage, he had slit her throat, police said.
“He slit her throat and escaped with her 15 sovereign mangalsutra,” a police official said.
He frequently visited Rekha, who had informed about it to her husband, who visited her once a week. Police, who got the information from Baskar, arrested Sathish following his confession.