In a shocking incident, a DMDK deputy district secretary of Korattur was arrested for attacking and inflicting knife wounds on his in-laws on Tuesday, after they reportedly took him to task over his alleged illicit affair with another woman.
According to police sources, the arrested DMDK office-bearer Sarguru Senthilkumar (40), a resident of Railway Station Road, Korattur, ran a lathe workshop in the same area. There were frequent quarrels between partyman and his wife Kokila (32) after his alleged affair with another woman in the locality came to her notice. She informed her parents in Madurai, who came down three months ago and advised their son-in-law to mend his ways, the police said.
On Tuesday, Kokila’s parents made another trip to the city after their daughter’s complaint. A verbal altercation broke out between Senthilkumar and his in-laws Sukumaran (57) and Janaki (50) and the older couple was finally shown the door. As they stepped out of the house and were walking on the street, Senthilkumar picked up a knife and attacked his father-in-law on the head, arms and legs. Janaki, who rushed to her husband’s aid, also suffered injuries.
Local residents informed the police and admitted the couple in hospital. Senthilkumar was arrested by the Korattur police on Wednesday.