An unsuspecting man fell victim to a conspiracy hatched by a woman to allegedly bump off her husband after he drank alcohol from the bottle she had mixed poison in at Devipattinam on Saturday.
According to police, Nathan, a resident of Ilanthaikootam near Devipattinam, had organised a booze party on Saturday. Ramesh who attended the party died after consuming alcohol there. During investigations, it was found that poison was mixed in the alcohol that the deceased had consumed.
Further investigations revealed that the bottle was brought to the party by one Kannan. During inquiry, Kannan said that he had brought the bottle from his house, pointing the needle of suspicion towards his wife Vanitha.
Police said that Vanitha was having an illicit relationship with Kannan’s friend Munis Kumar. When Kannan came to know about the affair, he had warned both of them. However, Vanitha decided to kill Kannan to make way for Munis. She allegedly mixed poison in the alcohol bottle kept by Kannan at the house.
However, on the night of the party, Kannan took the poisoned alcohol to the party. As the supply of liquor there was ample, nobody drank from his bottle initially. However, when his friend Ramesh came in, he drank from Kannan’s bottle. Soon after drinking it, he showed symptoms of uneasiness and was rushed to a hospital, where he died.
A case was registered and Vanitha and Munis Kumar were arrested.
In Madurai, Ravikumar (23), a mason, was arrested in connection with the murder of a 45-year-old widow, Lakshmi, at Anna Nagar in Chokki Kulam near Tallakulam on Saturday.
According to police, Lakshmi, who was living alone in Anna Nagar after the death of her husband Selvaraj, was found dead by her neighbours on Friday. On information, a team led by inspector Vaira Mohan rushed to the spot and found Lakshmi lying in a pool of blood. Her throat was slit with a sharp weapon. Police sent the body to Government Rajaji Hospital for post mortem and conducted inquiries with three bachelors living in a room on the upper floor of the same building.
During investigations, police found that one Ravikumar, of Meenabal Nagar, was missing. The team traced him to his friend’s house in the same locality and nabbed him on Saturday morning.
During interrogation, Ravikumar allegedly confessed to the crime. Police said that Ravikumar and the deceased were having an affair. On Friday, Ravikumar had asked Lakshmi to allow him to visit her at night. On her refusal, he allegedly slit her throat using a sickle. Police also said Ravikumar was a drug addict and was in an inebriated condition on the night of incident.