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Coimbatore: Woman, lover held for killing husband

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COIMBATORE: The Thudiyalur police arrested a 36-year-old woman and her paramour on Saturday for killing her husband three days ago.

The arrested people were identified as R Reena and A Sathish, 39, of Ambedkar Nagar at Kavundampalayam.

Reena had married A Raja, 36, an electrician, 12 years ago, a police officer said. “Raja, an alcoholic, would often get into fights with her. After such a fight on December 22, Reena informed her relatives that Raja died of alcohol overdose,” he said.

Inspector Annam found bruises on the neck of the deceased.

Police sent the body to the Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital for postmortem. Postmortem report revealed that Raja was strangled to death. When confronted with the evidence, Reena confessed to the murder.

“She admitted that she murdered her husband with the help of her relative Sathish, with whom she was having an affair. Raja, who came to know about the affair two years ago, had warned the duo. However, they continued their relationship,” the officer added.


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