CHENNAI:The supervisor of a housekeeping agency was stabbed to death by a 30-year-old man, who suspected the former of having an illicit relationship with his wife. The incident happened inside the premises of a private fertility clinic in Vadapalani on 100 Feet Road around noon on Friday.
Police said the victim Prakash (27) resident of MGR Nagar, was working as supervisor-in-charge with Bright Property Management, a private firm that has taken up the housekeeping contract for Aakash Fertility Centre and Hospital. Around noon, Sivakumar, a cabbie by profession, visited Prakash’s office situated in the backyard of the hospital. Seeing Prakash on his seat, Sivakumar pulled out a knife and stabbed him repeatedly on the chest even as patients and others ran helter-skelter in fear. Hearing their cries, security personnel arrived at the spot and overpowered Sivakumar as he tried to flee. Prakash, who was bleeding profusely, was given first aid and rushed to the Government Royapettah Hospital. However, doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Police said Sivakumar suspected that Prakash was having an illicit affair with his wife Valli who worked in the company for 10 months till May 1, before he forced her to quit. “She was apparently close to Prakash which upset Sivakumar. He had reportedly chided both of them several times and even forced her to quit. However, they stayed in touch over mobile phone and were exchanging text messages. On Thursday night, Sivakumar overheard his wife talking to Prakash which led to a quarrel,” said an officer.
Valli’s mother Muthulakshmi who works as a conservancy staff in a hospital right across the road saw the flutter. When she came over to check, she was shocked to realise her son-in-law had murdered a person. “They were fighting from day one of the marriage as Sivakumar always suspected her fidelity,” Muthulakshmi said.