Chennai: In a swift action, the Chennai City police arrested a man and a woman when they tried to flee by air after stabbing a person and setting him ablaze over money sharing from a sex racket in the city.
It all started little past midnight and ended at around 2 am early on Wednesday with the arrest of the suspects–woman and her male associate at the airport.
Sources said a call was received at control room from a person that he was lying critically wounded in his apartment at Jaffarkhanpet in the city.
The person identified himself as Deepak (28) from Delhi and said he was into textile business and was residing in the second floor of the apartment.
He was found lying on the ground floor with stab and burn injuries on his body. He was rushed to Government Royapettah Hospital.
Police, suspecting that something amiss has taken place, went to the second floor and found his house locked from outside. They broke open the lock and found blood splattered in the bedroom, stains in the clothes and everything in disarray.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the duo had been staying with the victim for some days in the apartment. Due to some dispute, they stabbed him and set him on fire. After locking up the house, they left the house and the victim managed to climb down using a saree, from the second floor, sources said.
The team verified the CCTV footages and found a young man and womam coming out of the house with suitcases and getting into a cab and was heading towards the airport route.
A special team rushed to the airport and found the male suspect, with blood stains on his shirt, sitting in the departure lounge, and arrested him.
After a search in the departure area, the woman suspect was arrested minutes before she was to board a flight to Mumbai.
On questioning, the duo said Deepak was running a sex racket in his house with one of his associate. The woman, hailing from Kolkatta, was brought in two months ago and all the three were staying together.
Following a dispute over sharing of money, Deepak was stabbed by his associate and the woman and they later set him on fire. He was undergoing treatment at the hospital and his condition was said to be critical.