Suicide of woman on Onam night turns out to be murder; husband arrested
Parassala: The suicide case of a woman who reportedly hanged herself on Onam day later proved to be a case of murder. In connection with the case, the Pozhiyur police nabbed Sunil (41), husband of the deceased Sheeba (36). Both are natives of Kulathur.
According to police, Sunil said that an argument erupted between him and Sheeba on the night of Onam after Sheeba questioned Sunil's drinking habit. Infuriated over this, Sheeba attempted to commit suicide by hanging. Sunil saw Sheeba hanging from the ceiling and took her down after untying the rope. He lied her on a cot and checked on her. Sunil soon found that Sheeba was still alive and smothered her to death using a pillow.
Initially, Sunil had told the police that Sheeba was taken to a hospital after their son alerted Sunil of her suicide attempt on the first floor. However, post-mortem report stated she died of internal injury. Based on the post-mortem report, police took Sunil into custody again and questioned him. Sunil soon confessed to the crime.