PERAMABLUR In a gory incident, a 30- year-old construction worker banged his two-month-old son’s head on the floor and killed him suspecting the fidelity of his wife.
Sources said, N Balamurugan (30), a construction worker of K- Kalathur, who has criminal antecedents, was in love with I Vennila (20) of Sirkazhi in Nagapattinam and married her last year. The couple has a two-month-old boy named Pradeep.
Balamurugan suspected his wife’s fidelity and used to pick up frequent quarrels with her.
On Monday morning, Balamurugan who was in an inebriated condition, started fighting with Vennila again over the same issue. During the course of the altercation, an infuriated Balamurugan started to assault Vennila. The woman then grabbed the infant and tried to rush to the police station to lodge a complaint against him. But a fleet footed Balamurugan snatched the baby from Vennila and caught hold of his head and banged it hard on the floor in which the infant sustained head injuries and died on the spot.
On information, K-Kalathur police rushed to the spot and arrested Balamurugan. Further investigations are on.
Balamurugan was previously arrested for murdering an old woman named Thangammal of the same village for taking possession of her jewels, in 2008. Perambalur Judicial Magistrate court had awarded him life imprisonment for the crime. However, he was acquitted from the case recently.