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Mother poisons 2 children to death in city, on the run
A 25-year-old woman is on the run after poisoning her two children, aged 6 and 4 years, in Kundrathur on Friday. The police are suspecting the murder to be a fallout of an affair, and have detained her lover. Based on the information provided by her lover, the second accused in the case, a police team from here has rushed to Nagercoil suspecting that the woman, Abirami, could be there.
The duo had also planned to kill Abirami’s husband Vijay, an employee of a private bank. However, Vijay escaped as he had to stay back in the office after an emergency work camp up on Friday night, said police.
When he reached home on Agastheeswarar Temple Street at Moondram Kattalai near Kundrathur in the wee hours of Saturday, Vijay found the door locked from outside. As Abirami’s phone remained switched off, Vijay had to break the door open. To his shock, Vijay found his two children, Ajay and Karunika, dead with froth flowing out of their mouths.
He alerted Kundrathur police, who recovered their bodies and sent them to Chromepet Government General Hospital for post-mortem examination.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Abirami was in a relationship with Sundaram, who works in a restaurant on Kudrathur-Porur
Road, despite Vijay warning them. “Abirami and Sundaram decided to kill Vijay and the children and escape to Nagercoil to start a new life,” said police quoting Sundaram. As per the plan, Abirami mixed poison in the food for all three and fed her children first. However, when Vijay called to inform that he would be late to return home, Abirami panicked and escaped after locking the house. Meanwhile, Sundaram stayed back to monitor the situation in Chennai before joining Abirami in Nagercoil, said police.
Vijay of Kurinjipadi and Abirami of Dindigul were in love before getting married and they moved to Chennai about seven years ago after Vijay got a job in the city.
“Abirami and Sundaram were in a relationship for the last two months. It looks like she mixed tablets in the food.
Only after we receive the autopsy results can we confirm the nature of the poison. Abirami will be secured at the earliest,” said an officer.