Woman 'confesses' to husband's murder on TV, surrenders

Last Updated: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 05:27 hrs

Chennai: A 38-year old woman, who confessed on a Tamil television reality show to abetting the murder of her husband by her paramour, surrendered before the police five months after the incident, which was initially treated as a case of suicide.

D Sumathi was produced in a court in Tiruvarur district and remanded to judicial custody recently. Two days after her surrender, her alleged paramour T Rajan (49) also surrendered and was remanded to judicial custody, police said. 

The victim 46-year old S Dhanasekar was a headmaster in a government school and his wife Sumathi was also a teacher in another government-aided school, both in Tiruvarur district. 

Sumathi had, along with Rajan, allegedly poisoned to death her husband on May 14 at their house in Marakadai. 

S Kannadasan, brother of the victim, claimed that soon after his brother's death, Sumathi herself admitted to the crime to family members, "pricked" by conscience. Later, she confessed to the crime in the TV show a few weeks ago. 

Police said murder charge has been slapped against Sumathi and Rajan. 

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