CHENNAI: A police ministerial staff was arrested on Monday for murdering his wife after a quarrel with her at Madipakkam. Police said Ramakrishnan (47), currently posted in Ooty, had come to visit his family when he allegedly strangulated his wife Rajeshwari following a heated quarrel.
The murder came to light when the couple’s two children returned home from school on Monday evening.
The couple were married for 17 years and have two teenaged boys. Neighbours at Lakshmi Nagar in Madipakkam had told the police that the couple used to have frequent quarrels.
According to police, Ramakrishnan, after killing Rajeswari, had fled from the spot and returned after the neighbours had alerted police. Police said Ramakrishnan had confessed to the crime, though he initially claimed innocence.
A 22-year-old youth working in a mobile phone shop was waylaid on Cemetery Road by a duo that made away with `40,000 cash of collection money, a cheque book, a high-end phone and ATM card, on Monday night.
Police said Mohammed Aarif, (22), a resident of Perambur was intercepted by a duo near RSRM hospital and robbed off cash.