Man kills wife in front of 5-year-old son in Chennai

Chennai: A man absconded after he stabbed his wife to death in front of their five-year-old son at Thiruvalluvar Nagar, Thoraipakkam.

Police said the victim was identified as Akhila (32). She had married P Dhanasekaran (35), but separated after six months. She had been living in her native Melathur. It is said, Akhila was harassed for dowry.

Yesterday she came to meet Dhanasekaran and her in-laws to talk about their son Akhilesh. Akhila said she needed money for his education.

However, the discussion turned sour and Dhanasekaran stabbed Akhila and fled the spot. Akhilesh who witnessed the murder gave a police statement. Based on a complaint by Akhila’s family, police have registered a case.

NT Bureau