Woman Kills Husband for Lover

Victim’s body dumped on NH, but sniffer dog helps police trace the culprits within 48 hours of the crime

Published: 29th December 2014 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th December 2014 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

VILLUPURAM: A 28-year-old woman and her paramour allegedly beat her husband to death and abandoned the body on NH 45 to make it look like an accident. But police cracked the case with the help of a sniffer dog within 48 hours on Sunday.

According to police, the dead body of the victim was spotted by commuters travelling on the NH 45 on Saturday morning. On receiving information, Taluk police and forensic officials reached the spot and searched for clues.

Misty,a sniffer dog, was also pressed into service. The dog managed to reach the victim’s house in Vandimedu residential area stopped at a bathroom from which a blood-stained saree and underskirt were retrieved.

Further investigations by the police established the identity of the deceased as L Vadivelu, who was murdered by his wife for having reportedly reprimanding her over her extra marital relationship.

Local sources said Vadivelu (34), a loadman in a private parcel service and a native of Nagapattinam district, had been living with  wife Srividhya (28) and three children near Vandimedu for the past nine years.

Srividhya, who is working as a lab assistant at Sanimedu Government Higher Secondary School, developed an with a local youth one P Surya Prakash (24) one year ago.

Vadivelu who had seen Surya Prakash and Srividhya together in his house many times had warned the duo to end the relationship. Many quarrels had taken place place between Vadivelu and Srividhya frequently in this connection.

Sources added that Surya Prakash, a law college dropout, was living with his father at Jeyalakshmi Nagar near Vandimedu after his mother deserted his father over a family quarrel three years ago.

Surya Prakash discontinued his studies and was reportedly leading a wayward life. When Surya Prakash and Srividhya found Vadivelu to be an obstacle to  their relationship, they decided to murder him.

Following this, on Friday night, Srividhya mixed sleeping pills in the chutney and gave it to Vadivelu for dinner. When Vadivelu fell unconscious, Srividhya alerted Surya Prakash and the duo beat him to death using an iron rod.

Later, the lovers took the body and dumped it on an overbridge near NH 45 before returning home. Police detained Surya Prakash and Srividhya and are  questioning them at an undisclosed location.

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