Kalairaj and Sharmila were in a relationship for quite a long time. When she confronted her parents about their love, they did not agree to it and married her off to a man unknown immediately. However, she then separated from her husband and married and began living with Kalairaj in Chennai. When she was seven months pregnant, Sharmila decided to return to Senthurai, to take her child back to Chennai.
Once she reached Sethurai from Chennai, she was confronted by her parents about the entire situation and was forced to abort the child immediately to save the “dignity” of the family. They also said that if she does not abort this child she will not be permitted to take the first one along with her. “Her parents told her that her actions were humiliating for the family and that she can’t take back her child. Sharmila, in turn, spoke back very disrespectfully to them. Angered by her words, her mother pushed her against the wall and she sustained head injuries. It was not intentional but she succumbed to the wounds,” said an investigative officer to The News Minute.
Her wounded body was found in a relative’s house in nearby Ponparappi. Based on a complaint by Kalairajan, an investigation was launched into the murder on Monday morning. “Thangaraasu and Bhavani, her parents, have been arrested and booked for murder by the police,” said Mohandass, DSP of Ariyalur.