Chennai: A 29-year-old software engineer was arrested on charges of abetment to suicide after his wife committed suicide at their residence in Madipakkam on Thursday night. Preliminary investigations have suggested that the woman took the extreme step due to issues in her marital life.
The deceased was identified as K. Deepika (27). Deepika got married to Gowtham only five months ago and the couple was staying at an apartment in Ram Nagar (north) in Madipakkam.
Gowtham was working in an IT company in Sholinganallur while his wife worked with a private company near Poonamallee. On Thursday, Deepika stayed back at home while Gowtham went to work. Around 10.30 pm, he returned home to find the lights turned off in his apartment. When he went in, Deepika was found hanging from the ceiling. Gowtham alerted the neighbours and her parents, who reside in Porur. Deepika was moved to a hospital nearby where she was declared brought dead.
Madipakkam police secured the woman’s body and moved it to Chromepet government hospital for autopsy. Meanwhile, the woman’s father, Krishnan Kutty filed a complaint with police against his son-in-law, claiming that he was responsible for her death. The woman’s father had told police that there is mystery in his daughter’s death and alleged that his son-in-law used drove her to suicide by constantly fighting with her.
Investigations revealed that the couple used to have frequent quarrels about Deepika visiting her parents’ home often after work. On Friday, Madipakkam police booked Gowtham on charges of abetment to suicide. He was produced before a magistrate and remanded to judicial custody. Since the woman committed suicide within six months of her getting married, an enquiry by the Tambaram Revenue Divisional Officer (RDO) has also been recommended, police said....