CHENNAI: A petty clash over filling water from a tap ended in the murder of a 52-year-old woman in Ayanavaram on Saturday night.

According to Secretariat Colony police, Chironmani of B block, S.S. Puram in Ayanarvaram, had an argument with her relative Neela (58) over filling drinking water from a pipe. Later in the evening, Neela’s son Jagan (20) along with a few others went to Chironmani’s house and confronted her.

Even as they were arguing, Jagan hit Chironmani on the head with an iron rod and fled the scene. The victim’s neighbours and bystanders rushed her to the Government General hospital but she succumbed to injury on the way, police added.