Man killed estranged 19-year-old wife and her brother after she refused to get back with him

A day after he brutally murdered a college student and her younger brother in Madambakkam, the 24-year-old suspect U. Mukesh was arrested on Friday afternoon at Santhoshapuram.

V. Sadurshini (19) and her brother V. Yukesh (11) were found dead at their home in Denupureeswarar Nagar Second Street in Madambakkam on Thursday evening. Investigations led police to suspect Mukesh, a graduate in hotel management and catering technology. Mukesh first met Sadurshini a couple of years ago. His younger brother and she were classmates at school.

Sadurshini and Mukesh got into a relationship and in July, got married secretly. They had their marriage registered at a sub-registrar’s office in the city. Sadurshini’s parents filed a ‘girl missing’ complaint at Selaiyur police station and soon, the girl was brought back to her home in Madambakkam.

Later, Sadurshini told Mukesh that she had made a mistake and did not want to live with him. She joined B.Com at a private college in Pallavaram and Mukesh, who had joined M.Sc in hotel management, continued to pursue Sadurshini, who begged him to leave her alone.

However, Mukesh persisted and on Thursday, he picked up a hammer and a long and heavy kitchen knife, packed it in his bag and went to her house. He created a scene and when Yukesh resisted, hit him on the head with the hammer. Sadurshini, who rushed out of her room, was hit and then slashed all over her head, face and neck with the knife.

Mukesh then escaped on his motorcycle. He was planning to leave Chennai by Friday afternoon when he was arrested, said police.

Mukesh was later remanded in judicial custody.

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