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Drunkard kills wife with dumb-bell after she threatens to report abuse
An inebriated man hit his wife with a dumb-bell and murdered her near Mahabalipuram in the wee hours of Sunday after she allegedly threatened to complain to the police about him abusing her daily under the influence of alcohol.
The deceased Ananthi was married to the accused Ravikumar of Payanur village and the couple has two children. Ravikumar, a daily wage labourer, is said to be addicted to liquor and spends his earnings on alcohol, which often led to quarrel between the two.
On Saturday night too, a quarrel erupted after Ravikumar came home drunk and reportedly started beating up Ananthi. To deter him, Ananthi threatened that she would send him behind bars by complaining at Mahabalipuram all-women police station, after which the couple went to sleep.
However, Ravikumar who woke in the wee hours of Sunday, took his dumb-bell used for workouts and hit his wife with that, killing her on the spot.
While he fled the house, his children who woke up in the morning were shocked to find their mother lying in a pool of blood and raised an alarm and the neighbours alerted Mahabalipuram police.
A team rushed to the spot and sent her body for post-mortem. The dumb-bell was seized from the house and Ravikumar was picked up from the neighbourhood. A case has been registered and further investigation is on.