CHENNAI: Police on Monday claimed to have solved the murder case of an armed reserve police constable posted at the US Consulate here with the arrest of a constable attached to the city armed reserve police force, who happens to be a relative of the deceased. This comes as a huge relief to officials as the case had caused much headache to them once the identity of the deceased was known. Moreover, sabotage could not be ruled out since the deceased had been posted in a sensitive location.
According to police, a highly decomposed body of a man dressed in white shirt and khaki pants with multiple stab injuries was washed ashore in the harbour area on September 30. Harbour police who moved the body to GGH later identified it to be that of Nendhran, 26, a native Dharmapuri, who was reportedly missing since September 28 while he was engaged in bandobust duty at the US Consulate office in Chennai.
The call log of Nendhran’s phone suggested that he was in touch with Sridhar, (27), also a police constable working in the old Police Commissionerate campus. On interrogation, Sridhar admitted to have committed the murder. Sources said that Nendhran, who was married to Sridhar’s cousin, was suspecting her fidelity and had been abusing her whenever he visited her in Dharmapuri. on September 28, Sridhar took Nendhran to the Marina beach, where they both consumed liquor. He then slashed Nendhran ‘s throat after the latter got drunk and dumped the body in sea. Sridhar was remanded to judicial custody after being produced before a magistrate court in the city on Monday.