Tamil Nadu: Drunk man kills wife with dumbbell as she warned him | Chennai News – Times of India


CHENNAI: A 38-year-old woman was murdered by her husband after she threatened to lodge a police complaint against him for harassing her on Saturday night. Police said that the woman was Anandhi, wife of Ravikumar of Payyanur near Mamallapuram. The couple had two teenage children.
Police said that Ravi Kumar, was a tailor. He also used to take up menial jobs and spent the monthly wages by drinking liquor. Since the family faced a financial crunch during the subsequent lockdowns, the woman opposed his drinking habit which led to frequent fights. The neighbours often came to pacify the couple as he would beat her up using a knife and logs. He also attempted to kill her on previous occasions. Anandhi kept warning him to refrain from harassing her and threatened to lodge a complaint at All Women Police Station.
On Saturday night, Ravi came home drunk again and beat up his wife. Anandhi warned him that she would go to the police station on Sunday, and went to sleep. Ravi Kumar, who woke up in the midnight, hit his wife with a dumbbell on her head, leaving her dead. The children, who saw their bleeding, informed the neighbours.
In the morning, the man staged a drama claiming that she had taken pesticide and ended her life. However, the neighbours lodged a complaint at Mamallapuram police station, when the man escaped from home. Police who rushed to the scene sent the body for post-mortem to Chengalpattu Government Hospital and arrested Ravi Kumar. He told the cops that he feared that she would lodge a police complaint and decided to kill her. He was booked on charges of murder and remanded in judicial custody.

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