Former AIADMK MP Kulandaivelu’s wife was found murdered at her house in Besant Nagar, Chennai on Sunday (April 14) night.
The deceased was identified as Rathinam, 63, residing alone at her residence after the demise of her husband Kulandaivelu, a couple of years ago. Kulandaivelu was an AIADMK MP representing the Tiruchengode constituency between 1991-96.
On Sunday night, Rathinam telephoned her Tiruppur-based daughter Sudha and apparently told her that Praveen (35) (Rathinam’s son), who had recently come from London, was demanding his share of the property. She even reportedly told Sudha that Praveen was threatening to kill her, if she refused to part with his share.
“Even as she was talking over the phone, suddenly it went dead. Fearing something amiss, Sudha reached out to her Chennai-based relatives seeking help. When they reached Rathinam’s house, she was found murdered with her hands and legs tied and blood oozing out of the stab injury at her chest,” police said.
As she was killed soon after a distress call to her daughter, police suspect that she might have been murdered by her son Praveen over the property dispute. Besant Nagar police have registered a case under section 302 (Murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and further investigations are on.