Woman hires gang to kill her live-in partner
Brother, Mom Also Nabbed
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Chennai: A 30-year-old woman was arrested on Monday for the murder of her live-in partner in Tondiarpet. The woman's mother and brother have also been arrested in this connection. A hunt is on for another man.
Police said Jayanthi of New Washermenpet along with her mother Neelavathi and brother Silambarasan hired a gang to kill her partner Abbas, 29, a fisherman of Kasimedu, because he objected to her relationship with a man named Kalaimani.
Abbas, who was involved in a few cases of crime and had been once detained under the Goondas Act, was walking home alone on Sunday night. As he neared the Selliamman temple in Tondiarpet, four masked men pounced on him and attacked him with sickles. They fled before anyone could come to his rescue. Abbas was rushed to the government Stanley Medical College and Hospital where he was declared 'brought dead'.
The Washermenpet police who soon reached the spot picked up Jayanthi. During the course of interrogations, she confessed to the crime.
Police said Abbas, who was married to a woman named Subha and had two sons Surya andArya,separated from his wife about six years ago. He then developed a relationship with Jayanthi and the couple had been living together since then along with his son Surya.
Abbas was often in and out of prison and Jayanthi became close to Abbas's friend Kalaimani, himself involved in several cases of assault and attempt to murder. Abbas soon learnt about this and warned her against continuing the relationship and even shifted their residence.
Jayanthi, however, continued the friendship. "Kalaimani financially supported her family whenever Abbas was inside prison. And she continued her friendship with him. Her family knew of this," said an investigating officer.
Abbas continued to demand that she break off the relationship. Jayanthi then told her mother and brother that she was being harassed by Abbas. The three hatched a plan along with Kalaimani and hired some goons to finish off Abbas.
Police are conducting further interrogations with the three arrested. Special teams have been formed to trace Kalaimani as well as the four men who hacked Abbas to death.