After noticing her disappearance, the parents searched the locality and finally, her father Babu lodged a police complaint.
She was then found burnt, after which it was confirmed that her neighbour Dhashvanth had sexually assaulted her, killed her and burnt her body. Since then, the family moved to Andhra as they received threats from the accused Dhashvanth.
In a chilling revelation, double-murder accused Dhasvanth has reportedly confessed to killing his mother and told police that he had planned to murder his father too, as per a report in The Times of India. He reportedly made the confession a day after he was brought to Chennai from Mumbai.
Upset at not getting money from his parents, Sarala and Sekhar, Dhasvanth told police that he had decided a few weeks ago to kill them. He was also angry with his parents because they constantly scolded him, a police officer told TOI.
“Dhasvanth confessed to killing his mother with an iron rod on December 2. His plan to murder his father failed because Sekhar was away at work and returned later than usual,” the officer told ToI. However, a senior police officer told TNM a slightly different version. He said that though Dhasvanth had been angry at his parents and wanted to harm them, the murder was a spur of the moment act. He added that when his mother refused money again, Dhasvanth pushed her. When she screamed at him, he killed her in a fit of anger.
After murdering his mother, Dhasvanth said he took jewellery from the family house in Kundrathur and gave it to two of his jail mates, David and James, who he had befriended in Puzhal Central Prison.
The duo handed over the jewellery to an accomplice later, who escaped with the gold. Dhasvanth was given Rs 40,000 later by James. He then travelled to Mumbai where he spent the money betting on racehorses.
Text: The News Minute.