Staff Reporter

ALAPPUZHA: A 36-year-old housewife has been arrested by the police on charges of murder after a body was found in her kitchen. The arrest of the woman, Misha, was recorded late last night by the Kayamkulam police. She was produced before the court on Saturday after evidence collection.

The body of Sanal, 35, a native of Kollam, was found in the kitchen of Misha's house in Kayamkulam on Tuesday morning. According to the police, the initial assumption was that Sanal, who was allegedly having an illicit relationship with Misha, had committed suicide after an argument with her. However, the contradictions in the statements given by Misha, who lives at the house with one of her sons, led to suspicion and on further interrogation, it was revealed that she had laced a soft-drink with poison and given it to Sanal.