A 26-year-old woman has been murdered in Tamil Nadu’s Ariyalur district for leaving her husband for the man she was in love with.
Sharmila, a native of Senthurai in Ariyalur, fell in love with Kalairaj. However, her family members and relatives were not happy with the relationship, as Kalairaj was related to Sharmila. They, therefore, rejected their relationship, and married Sharmila off to another man.
Sharmila lived with her husband for three years, and had a child, now six years old, from the marriage. However, she then separated from her husband and married and began living with Kalairaj in Chennai. When she was seven months pregnant, Sharmila decided to return to Senthurai, to take her child back to Chennai.
Once she reached the house, she was confronted by her parents and other relatives, who told her that she could not take the child with her. They also told her that she had to abort her pregnancy.
According to the investigating officer, this led to a heated argument between Sharmila and her relatives. "Her parents told her that her actions were humiliating for the family and that she can't take back her child. Sharmila in turn, spoke back very disrespectfully to them. Angered by her words, her mother pushed her against the wall and she sustained head injuries. It was not intentional but she succumbed to the wounds."
Her wounded body was found in a relative’s house in nearby Ponparappi.
Based on a complaint by Kalairajan, an investigation was launched into the murder on Monday morning.
"Thangaraasu and Bhavani, her parents, have been arrested and booked for murder by the police," said Mohandass, DSP of Ariyalur.