The nearly eight-hour search by the Kancheepuram police to exhume the body of a woman Sub-Inspector (SI), S Kalaivani (26), allegedly murdered by her paramour and his accomplice in mid 2010, on Palar riverbed near Kalathur village did not yield any result till Tuesday evening.
Kalaivani, a woman sub-inspector of police attachedto the All Women Police Station (AWPS) of Melmaruvathur, had disappeared under mysterious circumstance since August 25, 2010. Her husband Suresh Kumar lodged complaint with the Melmaruvathur Police Station in this regard. Police registered a case of missing and began investigation.
Still, they were in dark on the disappearance of Kalaiselvi, a mother of two children. The case sprang into life after the police found her two-wheeler in a parking lot couple of days ago near the Kancheepuram bus depot.
They reopened the case and intensified the investigation. On Monday, they arrested Venkatesan and his associate Suppan from their hideout in Andhra Pradesh.
On interrogation, Venkatesan confessed that he had an affair with Kalaivani. After their relationship soured, he decided to murder her. On the ill-fated day, he picked her in a car from Kancheepuram bus stand. He murdered her with the help of his friends in the moving car and buried her body in Palar riverbed to evade arrest.
Based on the confession, the police altered the woman missing case into that of murder. The police took Venkatesan to the murder spot to retrieve the remains of the woman SI’s body to proceed with the case.
In the presence of Arakkonam Tahslidar Karthickeyan, Kanchipuram police began the exhuming work at 11 am using earth movers. Several spots within a radius of 40 metre in the river bed along Vellore-Kancheepuram border had been dug and it continued till 6 pm, but in vain. The police left the spot with Venkatesan stating that they would continue the search on Wednesday.