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Tasty Fish Curry Gets the 'Chef' Beaten

A 43-year-old man beat his neighbour up when she refused his request for a bowl of the curry she had made.

Published: 02nd April 2016 05:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd April 2016 07:56 AM   |  A+A-

VILLUPURAM:  Did you know that apart from tickling the taste buds, a well-made fish curry could land you in trouble, if you haven’t learnt to master the craving?

That is what happened with a 43-year-old man, who took a special liking to the delicacy made by his neighbour and landed at her doorstep with a request for a bowl of the curry. But when she refused to part with even a wee bit, the man beat her up and threatened to kill her.

The drama unfolded when Sathya (22), a resident of Pillayarpalayam near Tirukoilur, was relaxing after seeing her husband off for work.

Earlier, she had prepared fish curry, whose smell wafted to her neighbour Govindhan’s house. A while later, she heard the door bell ring and went to check, only to find Govindhan standing there. When Govindhan asked for a bowl of the curry, Sathya, taking this to be a trivial request, refused and teased him. Angered by her refusal, Govindhan beat up Sathya, abused her, and threatened her with dire consequences.

Later, based on a complaint from Sathya, the Manalurpet police registered a case and arrested Govindhan on Friday.

It was not clear at the time of going to press whether he was cooling his heels behind bars after a taste of curry that landed him in trouble.

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