A man and his wife were brutally murdered in their house at Kuthalam, about 25 km from here, in the small hours of Tuesday. The victims, Sivakumar (28) and his wife Rekha (25), were found dead with their throats slit and stab wounds in their home at Kambar Colony in Rajagopalapuram of Kuthalam block. Sivakumar was employed in Qatar and had returned home four months ago. The man was found murdered near the gate while his wife was found dead with slit throat. The couple have a two-year-old son who was sleeping by his mother’s side at the time of the murder.

According to the complaint given by the victim’s brother Senthilkumar, Sivakumar’s murder pointed to business enmity.