A 19-year-old girl paid Rs 1.5 lakh to allegedly kill her own father who opposed her love affair, the Coimbatore police revealed.
According to The Times of India, Mahalaxmi, studying second year computer science in a private college near Echanari, had paid that amount to her boyfriend Satheesh, 19, to arrange for criminals to kill her own father, Nagaraj.
The 60-year-old fertilizer merchant residing near Chokkampudur in Coimbatore and who has a cattle farm near Devanampalayam in Negamam, had left home for his farm on May 23 night.
But later, he was found dead on May 24, with his body lying under a bridge near his farm. Police found stab marks on his body.
Police then arrested 4 friends of Satheesh. Following the arrest of the four, Mahalaxmi along with her boyfriend Satheesh surrendered in a magistrate court in Coimbatore on Friday. She confessed to the crime.
Mahalaxmi siphoned off money from her father’s account to buy a new bike for Satheesh. When her father came to know about this, he scolded his daughter, though his wife Pramila supported her daughter’s love affair. At one point, Nagaraj said he would not give his property to his daughter and sent both his wife and daughter out of the house.
Satheesh took a house for rent at Malumichampatti and settled with Mahalaxmi, along with her mother there. Meanwhile, Mahalaxmi sold her jewels for Rs. 1.5 lakh and gave it to Satheesh, asking him to arrange criminals to kill her father. She thought that this was the only way to marry her boyfriend and make the property hers, police said. Further investigations are on.