VILLUPURAM: After seven months, police on Wednesday night arrested a man for allegedly murdering a widow and learnt he was her lover. Also, police arrested his friend who allegedly helped him in the murder.
According to police, on June 4, people passing through a casuarina farm in Poyyapakkam village near Villupuram found the half-clad body of the woman .
The Villupuram taluk police reached the spot and sent the body to a government medical college hospital for an autopsy and started inquiry after filing a case.
Later, the police learnt the deceased was Vennila(37) of Melpathy village, who was living alone with his daughter Jayanthi after her husband Sivakozhunthu died a few years ago.
In the autopsy, it was found that someone had slit her neck. Police had been investigating the case for the past seven months and had grilled over 30 people on suspicion, but couldn’t zero in on the killer.
Later, by checking her phone call list, the police found out she had had an affair with Silambarasan of the same village. He used to get her jewellery and get a loan to redeem his mortgaged shop.
When Vennila asked him to give the ornaments back as some of her relatives inquired about the mortgaged ornaments, Silambarasan refused to give and decided to murder her. He asked his friend Anthony to help him in the murder and as per their plan, on the night of June 3, he called Vennila to the casuarina farm saying he wanted to talk to her about the ornaments.
Trusting him, she went there and Silambarasan slit her neck, while Anthony held her tightly. After confirming that she was dead, they abandoned the body at the crime scene and had been on the run till their arrest on Wednesday night.