TAMIL NADU

SI and wife arrested

Special Correspondent

CUDDALORE: The police arrested Khammapuram sub-inspector Murali (38) and his wife Kanchana (32) on Thursday in connection with the suicide committed by a woman SI R. Sumathi (35) at Vriddhachalam on Tuesday night.

Judicial custody

The police had booked a case under Section 306 of Indian Penal Code (instigating the suicide) against the couple and produced it before the Judicial Magistrate Court I at Vriddhachalam, who had ordered for their judicial custody for 15 days.

They were arrested since Sumathi's relatives staged an agitation on Wednesday, alleging that Murali and Kanchana were instrumental for Sumathi's death.