The Greater Chennai Police on Sunday arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly murdering his wife’s lover.
Police identified the deceased as K Karthik, 28, a daily wage laborer who lived in the post-tsunami slums near Semmencherry in Chennai, and the accused as M Pandian, a resident of Nochikuppam near Santhome Beach in Mylapore. According to police, Pandian’s wife, 24-year-old Sandhiya, was having an extra-marital affair with Karthik.
On Sunday, Sandhiya approached the Guindy police and lodged a complaint claiming that Karthik was found lying motionless with severe injuries on the road near the bus stand in Velachery.
The police reached the spot and found Karthik dead. The body was sent to the government hospital for post-mortem and a case was registered.
Analyzing CCTV footage around the bus stand, police tracked down Pandian and his associate, M Basker, 42, of Teynampet, and arrested the duo. The sticks and a small knife were seized from the accused.
During investigation, Pandian told the police that he decided to kill Karthik because of his wife’s extramarital affair with him and sought the help of Baskar.
Police found that in the early hours of Sunday, Pandian and Baskar attacked Karthik with sticks while he was sleeping on the road and slit his throat with a knife before fleeing the spot.
The police brought the duo to court and put them in jail.