A 25-year-old woman and her mother reportedly committed suicide by consuming poison, following a quarrel with her husband during their relative’s marriage on Sunday at Desurpalayam near Sathanur.
The deceased were identified as Valli, wife of Kanniyappan and a resident of Melpallipattu, and her mother Malika (45). Valli and Kanniyappan had gone to their relative’s marriage at Desurpalayam on Sunday. Valli’s mother had also accompanied them. Kanniyappan scolded his wife and mother-in-law saying that the arrangements made for food were not good and went to her relative’s house in the locality.
Seeing this, Malika’s brother Rajamanickam asked his sister and her daughter to accompany him to their village. He also said Kanniyappan should apologise for ill-treating his sister and her daughter in front of their relatives, police said.
In a fit of rage, Valli consumed rat poison. Her mother grabbed the poison and consumed it too. Rajamanickam, who was in an inebriated condition, also consumed the powder. Valli’s relatives rushed them to the TGMCH. However, she died on Sunday night and her mother died around 9.30 am on Monday. Police said Rajamanickam was admitted to the intensive care unit and was battling for life.
Case against cop
Vellore Police registered a case against a police constable attached to the Meenambakkam police station, in Chennai, on charges of harassing his wife. Police launched a search for him as he was absconding.
Rebekka (38), a staff nurse in CMC Hospital, lodged a complaint with SP P Vijayakumar against her husband K Manivannan (41), a police constable in S3 Police Station. She said her husband was harassing her to resign her job. She also said Manivannan had developed an affair with Janaki (alias) Jansirani in Chennai.
Rebekka, who resided in in Vellore along with her children said Manivannan had failed to take care of their children. She said her husband had been ill-treating her since she had come to know of his extramarital affair.
The SP forwarded the complaint to the All Women Police Station, Katpadi, for further action. The AWPS registered a case against Manivannan under various Sections and are looking for him and his alleged lover.