CHENNAI: A 19-year-old domestic help, working at the T Nagar residence of former Union minister and PMK’s sitting Member of Parliament Anbumani Ramadoss, allegedly committed suicide on Monday after a quarrel with her mother over postponement of her marriage.
The police identified her as Malini (19), a native of a small hamlet in Arakkonam, about 70 km from here. She was employed by the MP’s family for about a year. When her colleague Mani checked on her on Monday at 7.45 am, as she failed to turn up for work, he found her hanging from the ceiling with her duppatta in the first floor accommodation, which was latched from inside.
The information was passed to the MP who in turn alerted the Pondy Bazaar police who moved the body to the Government Royapettah Hospital (GRH) besides informing the relatives of Malini.
Preliminary investigations revealed that she had obtained leave to attend a temple festival back home from Thursday and resumed duty on Sunday evening. It was also said that she was upset with her mother, as was sitting over a proposal to get her married to Meganathan, a cousin.
Meganathan, who works as a lorry driver in Bengaluru had reportedly contacted the girl a dozen times on Sunday night.
A senior police official privy to the investigation said that they are yet to ascertain the reason behind the suicide.
Sources said Meganathan had been summoned for interrogations. Malini’s mother Pattu will be questioned further.
The body was handed over to the family, who were escorted by PMK men to the Royapettah morgue. They took the body to their native village by road.