A woman was arrested by the police for attempted murder and under the Arms Act . The matter came to light when the the woman complained to the police that two people cheated her.As the police began investigating her complaint, they uncovered sordid details of lust, murder and revenge.
The suspect, Manjula, 39, got a job in Tangedco on compassionate grounds after her first husband died a few years ago. Later, she married Karthikeyan, 37, an interior decorator in Nesapakkam, and had a son, Rithesh, with him.
The woman seemingly had an affair with E. Nagaraj, 27, who visited her house frequently. Nagaraj lived on the same street, often took Rithesh to Hindi tuition classes. Upon learning of the affair from his son, Mr. Karthikeyan complained to the police, besides warning Nagaraj to stay away from his wife. Enraged about his activity, Nagaraj kidnapped the nine-year-old Rithesh and murdered him at Selaiyur.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Anantharaman said that after the murder of her son, Manjula lived in constant fear that Nagaraj might make an attempt on her life too, once he was out on bail. She hatched a plan to settle scores with Nagaraj and her husband, who had distanced himself from her.
I connection with this she approached her acquaintances, Prasanth and Sudhakar of Saidapet, asking them to procure a gun for her and agreed to pay Rs.2 lakh. The two gave her an air pistol. While the three were discussing upon the plans near YMCA grounds, police intercepted them. In the interrogation that followed, Manjula told the police initially that she had paid the duo money to buy a product, without disclosing what it was, and claimed that they had cheated her. However, after one of her associates told the police about the air gun after which she confessed.
She told the police that after the death of her son, Karthikeyan deserted her. He pestered her to return the properties which were in her name. Moreover, she apprehended a threat from Nagaraj. Hence, she decided to buy a gun to finish them off .
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