The Pudunagaram police on Wednesday arrested two persons from Tirupur in connection with the murder of a 33-year-old woman, whose body was found near Peruvembu on July 20.
The woman has been identified as Kumudha, wife of Saravanan of Vaidyanathapuram, Periyakulam, Theni.
The accused are the woman’s husband Saravanan and his lover Chithra.
The unidentified body was found near the Kollengode-Peruvembu railway track close to a pond. According to the police, Saravanan and Chithra were having an illicit relationship for the past one-and-half years. It was a year ago that Kumudha came to know of the relationship.
The police said that, recently Kumudha inspected the family accounts and found that Saravanan had taken away a sum of `70,000 on different occasions.
This led to a quarrel between the two. Saravanan said that he had given it to Chithra who had agreed to return it after reaching her native place in Peruvembu in Palakkad district. The police said that Kumudha was made to believe that she would get the amount from Peruvembu and the three left Tirupur on July 20. Saravanan and Chithra took Kumudha to an isolated spot.
Before she could protest, Chithra hit Kumudha with a wooden log on the head. Subsequently, Saravanan tied a plastic rope around the neck and strangled her. When Kumudha fell unconscious, Saravanan threw a large rock boulder over the face and killed her.