A triangular love story gone sour snuffed the life out of a three-year-old boy in Chennai. An unsuspecting Aditya went with his ‘aunty’ only to end up being killed by her, his body stuffed into a suitcase and abandoned on a public transport bus in Puducherry.
The ‘aunty’, his father’s mistress, scripted a gory end to her warped love to avenge rejection by Aditya’s father.
This is what the police said Poovarasi, 26, confessed to after being arrested on Monday. She said her lover, G. Jayakumar, 35, not only rejected her pleas to marry her but pressed her to terminate her pregnancy and used his influence to get her transferred to Madurai.
The two are employed with a private insurance company in central Chennai.
They met in a bank where they worked together a few years ago and fell in love. Later, Jayakumar fancied another woman, Anandalakshmi, and married her. The couple had two children – Nivethita, 6, and Aditya.
Poovarasi's passion for Jayakumar was such that she continued her affair and also followed him to the insurance company where he moved to later.
J.N. Seshasai, joint commissioner of police, North Chennai, said, “With just a few days left for her to relocate to Madurai, she found Aditya at their office on Saturday 11.30 a.m. She knew the boy well and asked Jayakumar if she could take him out.”
Poovarasi took the unsuspecting child to her hostel room, covered his face with a polythene bag and strangled him with an elastic rope, the police said.
She then packed the body in a suitcase and went to neighbouring Puducherry, where she left the suitcase in a state transport bus. She returned to Chennai on Sunday. By that time, Jayakumar had filed a complaint with the police and Aditya’s body was found.