A 34-year-old software engineer allegedly killed his wife and mother-in-law with an iron rod at his grandmother’s house at Second Bazaar in Monda Market on Wednesday midnight, the police said.

The accused, Subramanyam Sharavan, who worked as a software engineer in Bangalore, surrendered at the Market police station after committing the crime. Sharavan’s uncle, Angamuthu helped him in killing Padmapriya (32) and her mother Parameswari (52), said Additional DCP (North) T. Narotham Reddy.

Sharavan got married to Padmapriya of Bangalore in 2011. But he later came to know that she was already married and since then the two were at loggerheads and used to frequently quarrel. Padmapriya had also lodged a kidnap complaint against Sharavan who later got himself acquitted in the case in Bangalore.

Earlier, the police had arrested Padmapriya after Sharavan lodged a complaint stating that she had cheated him by failing to furnish information about her first marriage. She, in turn, had lodged a complaint under the Domestic Violence Act after which a court asked them to stay together for sometime.

Based on the directions of the court, Sharavan and Padmapriya came to the city from Bangalore and were staying in a single-room rented house in Second Bazaar for the past five months. Sharavan’s grandmother’s too lived in the same area.

Padmapriya and her mother Parameswari who had come to meet her went to Sharavan’s grandmother’s house and picked up an argument with him.

Killed on the spot

In a fit of rage, Sharavan picked up an iron rod and hit Parameswari and Padmapriya on the head killing them on the spot, said Market Sub-Inspector M. Balaswamy.

Cases under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (Causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) of IPC were booked against Sharavan and Angamuthu and they were arrested.

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