A 40-year-old woman in Manali allegedly murdered her husband on Saturday after he attacked and attempted to molest their daughter. The deceased, who has been identified as Durairaj, has been arrested multiple times for various offences. His wife, Manjula, has now been arrested by the Chennai police, reports ToI.
According to reports, he lived with his wife and 21-year-old daughter near Tiruvottiyur. Manjula was running a tea shop near their house to meet their daily expenses and also bailing him out of jail regularly for burglary and theft. Durairaj would allegedly steal money that Manjula earned and this would lead to arguments between the couple. Only two years back, he slashed his wife's neck and hands after she invited home the family of a prospective bridegroom for their daughter.
“Since his wife was saving up for their daughter’s wedding and did not give him money, he did not want his daughter to get married," an investigating officer told TNIE.
So, when Durai Raj was imprisoned for a theft case recently, his wife managed to get their daughter married to a mechanic and all three of them resided together. Since her daughter was now married, Manjula decided to bail out her husband and he left prison on August 17. Manjula meanwhile had gone to visit her relatives in Avadi, when her husband attacked her daughter. The 21-year-old managed to overpower him and inform the neighbours.
This led to a fight between Manjula and her husband. Following this on Saturday night, she dropped a boulder over his head and killed him. She confessed to the crime to the Manali police and has been charged with murder.