A gang of hooligans murdered a lawyer at Kodambakkam in Chennai which seemed like a robbery case to police. But police on Monday arrested his wife and three others in connection with the case as it appeared like a ‘Planned murder’.
Police have identified the arrested as M Lokeshini, wife of advocate C Murugan, and three hired killers – Mani, Subramani and Murali.
Murugan was beaten to death outside an apartment complex at Kodambakkam on Sunday afternoon when he went out to look for a house on rent.
According to Police, Murugan lived with his wife and two children in his in-laws house at Choolaimedu. Apparently, very recently he got to know about his wife’s extramarital affair with Shanmugam. And since then this matter had made them loggerheads with each other since long.
Murugan decided to shift to another house after an intense tiff with his wife over the same matter. Moreover, his wife thought that Murugan has become a hindrance in her illicit relationship with Shanmugan, it was then when she decided to get her husband kill by hired gunmen. She along with her paramour booked four men from Vyasarpadi to execute the plan.
Four men came on two motorcycles allegedly hacked Murugan to death around 2 p.m when he reached Kodambakkam in his car to look for a house to live nearby sixth Street.
He had arrived alone in his car. “Around 3 p.m., we received a call about the incident,” they said.
The case shook the entire area as such a crime happened in broad daylight. He was smothered with bricks and thick objects. Murugan body has been sent for post-mortem examination in Government Royapettah Hospital for and reports will arrive by next week.
Shanmugam, Lokeshini’s Lover is on the run but police have arrested all the other accused in the case.