Chennai: Man, 3 friends arrested for abetting suicide of sister-in-law | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: Police on Sunday arrested a man and three of his friends for abetting suicide of his sister-in-law and criminal intimidation.
Police said the four kidnapped the victim and harassed her, after which she hanged herself.
Police identified the deceased as Manju, 20, of Madhavaram. The main accused, Karthik, 20 of Kolathur, was married to Manju’s sister Saranya.
Police said that on August 4, Saranya and Karthik had a fight over his drinking habit and she left to her maternal home with their child.
Karthik went with a friend and threatened to kill Manju if Saranya did not return home. Saranya refused to budge.
“He then bundled Manju into a car at knifepoint, took her to his house and tortured her,” a police officer said quoting a complaint by Manju’s family.
When Karthik stepped out of his house, Manju hanged herself.
Her kin who came in search of her found her hanging and alerted the Kolathur police. Karthik, Sanjeev, 19, Yashwanth, 23, and Dhinova, 23, were arrested and have been remanded in judicial custody.

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