THOOTHUKUDI: A 37-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attacking and harassing his Dalit wife at Valluvar colony in Thamaraimozhi village here on Sunday.
The man, identified as Jagadeesh, son of Ulaganathan from Valluvar colony, is a mason. On Saturday, at around 10 pm, Jagadeesh returned home allegedly after consuming liquor and had picked up a quarrel with his wife, Dhanalakshmi.
As the fight intensified, he allegedly attacked her with nails and abused her. In the attack, Dhanalakshmi sustained injuries on her stomach, neck and chest. On hearing her screams, neighbours rushed to save her and admitted her in Sathankulam GH for treatment. Cops were alerted, who visited the hospital to get Dhanalakshmi’s statement and filed a case at Thattarmadam police station following which Jagadeesh was arrested.
Police sources claimed that the couple were married for 11 years and had four children. Despite this, Jagadeesh suspected the fidelity of Dhanalakshmi and had frequently quarelled with her over the issue. On Saturday, there was a similar fight between the couple and as Jagadeesh was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, he had attacked Dhanalakshmi, claimed sources. Jagadeesh had been booked under Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Women Harassment Act.