Pokkishamary, a resident of East Anna Nagar, had been pressurising her boyfriend Balamurugan, who runs a medical shop in Anna Nagar, to divorce his wife and marry her. On May 26, he picked her up from Koyambedu and went to his friend’s house in MGR Nagar to talk it out.
She stayed with Balamurugan for two days and insisted that he should marry her. When a quarrel erupted again, Balamurugan, in a fit of rage, hit Pokkishamary in the head with the lid of a pressure cooker. She fell unconscious.
Balamurugan, believing that she was dead, along with his friend decided to get rid of the body. He got a big stroller bag and arranged for a taxi. While stuffing her inside the bag, they found that Pokkishamary was breathing. They, however, took the woman stuffed in the bag to Pazhaveli near Chengalpattu at night on May 28. As soon as the taxi drove away, they took the bag aside and later took her out of the stroller.
Chengalpattu police found the burnt body of the woman later on May 28. It is not clear if she was alive when she was set on fire, police said.
Meanwhile, Anna Nagar police registered an FIR on June 1, against a missing person complaint lodged by Jayanthi Arul Das, Pokkishamary’s mother, on May 28. The victim had left the house saying that she was going to work. Police later found her two-wheeler near Koyambedu terminus and that she was not working anywhere for the past
It may be noted that Kerala police team had come to see the burnt body to check if it belonged to a college girl who went missing from Pathinamthitta in March 22, this year.