Daughter, lover held for killing mother in Chennai

Chennai: A married woman and her illicit lover were arrested by the police for murdering her mother by setting her ablaze at Chromepet.

According to the police, Poopathy (67) lived with her daughter Nandhini (27) at Ambedkar Nagar, Chromepet after the demise of her husband. Few days ago, her neighbours found her running out of the house engulfed in flames. She was rushed to the Chromepet Government Hospital with 70 per cent burns. She succumbed to her injuries three hours later.

Nadhini gave a statement to the police that she had committed suicide. However, police investigations found out that Nandhini was having an extra marital affair with a man identified as Murugan (49). When Nandhini’s husband Kannan was out of town, he came to see her regularly.

When Poopathy found out about this, they murdered her by setting her on fire. Police said the duo plotted to kill Kannan as well.

NT Bureau