Chennai: A 31-year-old-man was arrested after he hacked his wife to death in Kundrathur on Monday, suspecting her fidelity when she refused to divulge the identity of a caller in the middle of the night.
The arrested person has been identified as Muthuramalingam alias Suresh Babu (31) of Avadi, a painter. Police said he got married to Dhanalakshmi only 10 months ago.
Suresh was upset with his wife since the wedding as she was always engrossed with her mobile phone, and had complained about this to her. The couple would quarrel over the long conversations Dhanalakshmi would have with callers even when Suresh was around. He grew suspicious over Dhanalakshmi's bond with her mobile phone and was curious to know whom she was talking to.
He began pressing her to reveal the details of the caller, which she kept ignoring over a period of time. Unable to stand her phone conversations, Suresh picked up a quarrel on Thursday night, which culminated in Dhanalakshmi leaving for her mother's place in Sekizhar Nagar, Kundrathur.
Suresh went to broker peace with his wife on Sunday and stayed over at her mother's place. Around midnight, Dhanalakshmi was speaking on a call when a quarrel recurred with her refusing to disclose the caller's identity.
An enraged Suresh stabbed her. Dhanalakshmi was rushed to the Kilpauk Medical College Hospital (KMCH) where she succumbed to injuries at around 4 am. Suresh who turned himself in also confessed to have committed the crime and was remanded to judicial custody....