Vellore:(Nov 14) In a gruesome incident, a 30-year-old man allegedly murdered his wife and five-year-old son by slitting their throats in Vellore district. His 70-year-old father; who came to know about the incident, died of cardiac arrest.
Police said B Ramesh from Nambarai village near Timiri in Vellore district, who came back to his native town after working for two year as a carpenter in Dubai, quarreled frequently with his wife Uma Maheshwari, as he suspected her fidelity.
The carpenter and his family had just moved to a new house five days ago. Ramesh, an alcohol addict, physically tortured his wife often. Unable to bear the torture, Uma sought her father Mani’s help. He visited her on Tuesday and suggested that she return to her native place in Veerupatchipuram near Vellore. However, she did not do so and that proved to be fatal.
In the wee hours of Thursday, Ramesh in an inebriated condition attacked his wife with a knife. He later slit her and their son’s throats and left them to bleed to death. The local residents who spotted Ramesh with blood-stained cloths, raging in a loud voice, alerted the police who rushed to the spot and found he woman and the child dead in a pool of blood. Both had cut injuries all over their body.
Police produced Ramesh before a local court that remanded him in judicial custody. Meanwhile, Ramesh’s father Balakrishnan, 70, who was shocked to learn about his son’s act, died of cardiac arrest.