Chennai: The headless body of a woman, which was found near a garbage bin in Ramapuram on January 5, was identified as that of a small-time actress – Sasirekha. The head was recovered in a canal in Ramamurthy Avenue in Kolappakkam later. Sasirekha was reportedly murdered by her second husband and his paramour.
The 36-year-old divorcee had got acquainted last year with Ramesh Shankar, 34, who was running a kind of talent agency for films promising movie chance for starlets. Ramesh and Sasirekha, mother of an 8-year-old, got married in Aug. 2015. The marriage fell apart soon and Ramesh moved in with a 22-year-old-girl from Kerala who had come to the city to make it big in cinema. He became her guardian too.
Meanwhile, Sasirekha lodged two complaints against her husband – one regarding the kidnapping of her son and another on domestic violence. Cops who registered the kidnap case realised that the complaint was fabricated after she produced her ‘kidnapped’ son before the cops when the police managed to trace Ramesh.
When the domestic violence complaint against him and his female partner came up, Ramesh convinced the cops that he was undertaking a clearing and forwarding contract in Chennai Port Trust and that the girl was an investor. In the meantime, Ramesh and his partner developed a rift and the latter moved out to Mathananthapuram in Kundrathur.
Sasirekha believed the girl was the reason her husband walked out on her. Her landlord evicted her forcefully, but she continued to frequent the girl’s house to pick up quarrels with her. Curiously, they reconciled with each other in course of time and as the extraordinary tale continued, the trio reached an agreement to live together in the same house with Sasirekha’s son completing the ‘family’, which is when Ramesh and the girl began to hatch plans to murder Sasirekha.
They allegedly killed her on January 4 and dumped the head in the Kundrathur canal in Virugambakkam while the rest of the body was wrapped in a bedsheet and dumped near a garbage bin in Ramapuram. Sasirekha’s parents, who live in Madippakkam, preferred a missing complaint after all their efforts to trace her failed. Ramesh has been taken into custody