Imitation is the best form of flattery. But actor Ajith won’t be happy with how a woman and her lover used a scene in his movie Aasai to kill the husband.
Babykala and her former paramour Gowrishankar confessed to the murder of Radhakrishnan and blamed each other for the deed in a TV show aired on April 17 and 18. The duo was arrested and remanded to judicial custody on Wednesday.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Babykala was in a relationship with Gowrishankar, a friend of her brother-in-law Suresh, for one year before the murder, which was committed on July 17, 2010. When the two decided to do away with Babykala’s husband, Gowrishankar even promised to look after her two daughters. On the day of the murder, Babykala took her daughters out in the neighbourhood after informing Gowrishankar that her husband was drunk and stood guard until the murder was executed. Taking the cue from Ajith-starrer Aasai, Gowrishankar wrapped a plastic bag around Radakrishnan’s face and suffocated him to death besides stomping on his throat repeatedly.
After returning home, Babykala staged the scene to make the murder look like a natural death. At the time, strangulation marks around Radhakrishnan’s throat were noticed but they were thought to be accident marks as the deceased had consumed a lot of alcohol that day. The body was then cremated in SIDCO Nagar and a death certificate was issued which said Radhakrishnan had died of a heart attack.
Gowrishankar was later appointed as a Revenue Inspector and moved to Tiruvallur in 2012 while Baby Kala continued to stay in Villivakkam.