22-year-old assaulted Velankanni in a drunken rage, the police said

A 22-year-old drunk man assaulted his partner at their home on Tuesday morning, injuring her badly in the abdomen. She died at a hospital a few hours later.

Vepery police said the victim Velankanni (34) was in a live-in relationship with her partner Karthik, a loadman and a resident of Stringer Street in Vepery. The two had separated from their respective families and had been residing at Karthik’s house for the past three months.

Police said Karthik was an alcoholic and often quarrelled with Velankanni, demanding she give him money to support his habit. On Tuesday morning, they had an argument following which Karthik assaulted her, hitting her head and kicking her stomach. Velankanni was badly injured and neighbours rushed her to Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital where she succumbed around 1 p.m.

Vepery police registered a case of murder and arrested Karthik.

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