news Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 05:30
The people of Vadapalani were in a state of shock on Friday as 100 ft-road saw a 26-year-old supervisor of a private fertility clinic being stabbed to death inside the clinic premises over a suspected illicit affair. The killer, Shivakumar was a identified as a daily wage worker, the husband of Shanmugavalli who is an employee at the clinic. Investigations revealed that Prakash, of MGR Nagar was deputed to the clinic by Bright Property Management for the past year and half where he allegedly had an affair with the wife.   When Shivakumar learnt about the suspected affair, he warned both of them and asked his wife to resign from the job. She accordingly, resigned, but on Thursday night Shivakumar caught his wife talking to Prakash over the phone. This led to an altercation that night that led to Shivakumar calling up Shanmugavalli’s mother Muthulakshmi, who also works in the same clinic and he told her that he was no longer interested in living with her daughter, according to a Deccan Chronicle report.   The next day at 11:30, Shivakumar went to the clinic with a knife concealed in his trousers. He stabbed Prakash to death as patients, staff and other witnesses panicked and rushed out of the clinic at the sight of him bleeding profusely. Times of India tells us that one of them alerted the police control room. Prakash was taken to the Government Royapettah Hospital but doctors there declared him dead.   Shivakumar tried to escape, but security guards from an establishment nearby apprehended him and handed him over to the Vadapalani police. Upon investigation, he revealed that he had carried the knife with an intent to kill Prakash.