Daughter in law ends life, old man dies in rescue bid

Published: 19th July 2013 10:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2013 10:04 AM   |  A+A-

A 60-year-old man died when he tried to save his daughter-in-law who allegedly jumped into their farm well in Kanadimedu Kollakodai in Pathiyavadi village on Wednesday.

Revenue Divisional Officer of Tiruvannamalai T Kasi conducted an inquest into the death of the 24-year-old woman as she died within seven years of marriage.

The deceased were identified as Parasuraman of Kollakodai Kanadimedu village and his daughter-in-law S Sudha, said the police.

Sudha had married Selvam, a tailor, three years ago. They have a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter. However, the husband and wife had frequently quarrel over trivial issues.

The incident took place around 9 pm on Wednesday after Selvam scolded his wife for not cooking dinner. Dejected over this, Sudha jumped into the well which was around 90 feet deep and contained around 5 feet of water. On seeing this, Parasuraman also jumped into the well to save her. However, they sustained serious head injuries and died on the spot.

Fire service personnel from Kalasapakkam rushed to the spot and recovered the bodies of Sudha and Parasuraman around 1 am on Thursday. The bodies were taken to the government hospital at Polur for post-mortem.

Kalasapakkam police registered a case and launched an investigation.

Body Found in Bush

A decomposed body of a young woman aged about 25 years was found in a gunny bag amidst bushes in the Nagamalam lake near Kaveripakkam, during the early hours of Wednesday.

Residents of Melapulam Pudur informed the village administrative officer of Vadamalai about a foul smell emanating from the bushes in the water body. The officer alerted the Kaveripakkam police.

The police went to the spot and found a gunny bag with the body of a woman stuffed in it. The body had no clothes on it. After experts from forensic wing collected evidence from the spot, police sent the body to the Government Hospital at Walajapet for post-mortem.

Police are also collecting information regarding woman missing cases in the neighbouring districts of Chennai, Kancheepuram and Tiruvallur districts.


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