The murder of two young children by their mother who wished to elope with her boyfriend has shocked the city of Chennai. On Wednesday, actor Rajinikanth called Vijay, the grieving father of the two children, and consoled him. Vijayâ€™s wife Abirami had fled after poisoning the children, in a bid to elope with her boyfriend.
Rajinikanth, after hearing of the incident, called Vijay to his house in Poes Garden and spent time with him, consoling him for the loss. Abirami and her husband Vijay lived in a rented house in Moondramkattalai near Kundrathur. They got married 8 years ago and had two children, aged 7 and 4. On Friday, Vijay, who is an employee in a private bank, came home late at night. On seeing the house locked, he tried calling his wife, but her phone was switched off. He then reportedly broke open the door to see the children on the bed, frothing from their mouths, and the wife missing.
Calling an ambulance immediately, Vijay took his children to the hospital where they were pronounced dead by the doctors. Their bodies were then sent to the Government General Hospital, Chromepet for autopsy.
The Kundrathur police then registered a case based on a complaint filed by Vijay and formed special teams to trace Abirami.
Meanwhile, the police took the boyfriend Sundaram into custody for questioning. Sundaram worked in a biryani shop near Abiramiâ€™s house. Preliminary inquiries with Sundaram revealed that he and Abirami had an extramarital affair and were planning to leave the city. He told the police that Abirami allegedly killed the kids to come and live with him.
Abirami, who was absconding, was nabbed from Kanyakumari on Monday. According to reports, she discarded her SIM card and had borrowed a traffic constableâ€™s phone to call Sundaram and inform him of her whereabouts.
However, this is not the first time that actor Rajinikanth has met with a fan going through a hard time. Previously, Kasi Viswanathan, a fan who was returning home after taking part in the Kaala audio launch, met with an accident. He lost his leg in the accident. Rajinikanth announced that he would bear Kasi Viswanathanâ€™s treatment expenses and had also called him to his house to spend time with him.