A feud between two policemen over their extramarital relationship with their lady colleague led to the murder of a constable on Saturday. The woman in question, was already married to an army jawan posted in Kashmir, according to the Times of India.
A 23-year-old armed reserve policewomen was reportedly in a relationship with Amrithraj, 24, another armed reserve constable. She later however, according to the report, began seeing a fellow constable, Kallanai in Tiruvallur. She allegedly knew both men from during her training days.
"After Divya*, who has a one-year-old, started a relationship with Amrithraj and Kallanai, she tactfully managed to keep both men at arm's length. Over the past few months, as she grew closer to Kallanai, Divya started to ignore Amrithraj and would not take telephone calls from him. After learning that Divya was seeing Kallanai, Amrithraj had several arguments with him and threatened to expose her to her husband in Kashmir," Times of India quotes one officer as saying.
Divya then reportedly arranged for the two men to meet to sort matters out. Kallanai's colleague Sundarapandi and two others, accompanied him, anticipating problems. When an argument broke out, Sundarapandi tried to reportedly intervene but Amrithraj pulled out a knife and stabbed him, leading to his death.
Police officers, according to the report, have arrested Amrithraj and also booked the armed police reserve policewoman for the murder.