CHENNAI: Depressed over husband’s harassment, a 40-year-old woman allegedly murdered him by dropping a boulder on his head at their house in Manali on Saturday. Durai Raj has been arrested by the police several times on charges of burglary. He lived with his wife Manjula and daughter Pavithra in CPCL Nagar, Manali. Police said that Durai and his wife frequently quarrelled over financial issues, as he demanded money for drinking.
“Since his wife was saving up for their daughter’s wedding and did not give him money, he did not want his daughter to get married. His wife ran a tea-shop near their house and would save money. The couple had an argument about their daughter’s wedding in 2015, when Durai slashed his wife’s neck and hands with a blade,” said a police officer.
Recently, Durai was nabbed in a theft case and released a few days ago. “Meanwhile, Manjula got the daughter married to Stephen, a mechanic, and all the three resided together. Durai was released on August 17. When he learnt about the daughter’s wedding, he abused Pavithra.” the officer said. Angered by this, Manjula dropped a boulder on Durai’s head when he was sleeping on Saturday. However, she confessed to the crime to the police.