On Thursday evening at around 5.30pm, Rajesh (34), had picked up his wife Saranya (28) in an autorickshaw from their house in Kannagi Nagar.
She was told her that they were going to visit a temple in Tiruvanmiyur. While they were at Sivasundar Avenue in Tiruvanmiyur, four men got into the vehicle and attacked Saranya with knives, leaving her with multiple stab injuries. The gang fled the spot along with Rajesh after the shocking attack, Saranya is battling for life at a hospital.
Based on information, the police began inquiries immediately, which led to the arrest of one of the gang members identified as Parthasarathy (23). According to investigating officers, preliminary inquiries revealed that Rajesh had planned the murderous assault on his wife because she failed to visit him in jail. He was in prison for three months after the police arrested him for a theft case, but Saranya did not visit him or make any effort to bring him out on bail.
“Angered by this and suspecting that Saranya was in a relationship with someone, Rajesh decided to eliminate her on the same day he came out of the jail,” police said. The Tiruvanmiyur police registered a case and are investigating are on.
Teen seeks revenge for brother’s murder
An 18-year-old youth along with his friends tried to kill a teenager, who had murdered his brother earlier in Koyambedu this year. In May, 20-year-old Ganesh was riding a bike with a 17-year-old friend riding pillion when the latter stabbed him to death. Police said both had fallen in love with same girl, which led to the attack. After stabbing Ganesh, the suspect jumped off the bike while Ganesh hit the median and died on the spot. Though they initially thought it was road accident, Police arrested the teenager after scrutinising the CCTV footage. “The accused was released from judicial detention and returned home on October 1. On Thursday, when he was at a ground near his house at Mettukulam in Koyambedu, five men attacked him with knives leaving him in a pool of blood,” said an officer. Initial inquiry revealed that Ganesh’s younger brother S Prakash (18) had planned the attack to take revenge on the death of his brother. The Koyambedu police arrested S Prakash, M Mohan (25), S Arockiyam (22), R Sarathi (23) and R Ajith (23).