CHENNAI: Two days after a woman, B Leelavathi (48), was murdered at her house in Ambattur, police arrested her husband Baskar (58) on Tuesday.
Police said the couple and their two children lived in Venkatapuram, Ambattur. On Sunday evening, Leelavathi was taken to Kilpauk Medical College, claiming she had accidentally fallen at home. Preliminary probe showed that Leelavathi sustained deadly blows on her head and had multiple injuries on her skull. After the autopsy reports were submitted it was found that she was hit on the head several times which led to her death.
During inquiry, police found that Baskar suspected her fidelity and the couple had not talked to each other for the past six months. “On Sunday afternoon, the couple were fighting over the same issue after which Baskar allegedly banged Leelavathi’s head on the wall,” police added.
While their son was preparing for his ICWAI exams and had gone to his friend’s house to get books, their daughter was studying MCom and was watching TV on the first floor. The incident apparently happened in a room on the ground floor. “When their son Mohan returned, Baskar told him that Leelavathi had fallen and hurt her head and was taken to hospital,” said police.