A 35-year-old woman was murdered in Zamin Pallavaram on Friday night. Malliga, wife of Panneerselvam, had been staying with an acquaintance, Gopalakrishnan (38), after a tiff with her husband. A daily wage-earner, Malliga was fast asleep when Gopalakrishnan, employed in a private company, smashed her head with a stone. Gopalakrishnan was reportedly unhappy over Malliga’s friendship with his neighbours, the police said.

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