MURDER OR SUICIDE?
Woman dies of burns, live-in partner's role under probe
TIMES NEWS NETWORK
Chennai: A 22-year-old woman died due to burn injuries at her residence in Avadi where she was staying with her livein partner.
Police said Jayanthi was earlier married to Selvam, a coolie, and the couple had two sons and a daughter. Six months ago, she separated from her husband and began living with Karunakaran, a van driver who had separated from his wife.
On Wednesday, neighbours heard Jayanthi screaming and found her engulfed in flames. She was taken to the Kilpauk Medical College and Hospital where she died on Friday.
Neighbours told police that they were unaware that the couple was unmarried. They said the couple had constant fights.
Police detained Karunakaran for questioning. Police found a can of diesel was in the house. Karunakaran suffered burns on his hand. Police said it was not clear if it's a case of suicide or murder.