More than a fortnight after dismembered body parts of a woman were found in garbage bins in Chennai, police have cracked the case. As per the early reports, the city police have identified the deceased as the wife of a small-time cinema producer cum director named Balakrishnan, who allegedly murdered her and then chopped her body into parts and disposed it at various places across the city.
A vital clue – two tattoos on the severed legs of the body – helped police identify that the deceased was the 37-year-old Sandhya, the wife of filmmaker Balakrishnan.
The police, who began investigation last month with the tattoos designed like Shiva-Parvati and a dragon as clues, arrested Balakrishnan over two weeks after his wife’s murder. A bangle too helped the probe.
Balakrishnan, after killing his wife on 19 January, dismembered the body the next day and dumped the parts packed in plastic bags in various garbage bins in the city, police said.
During investigation, Balakrishnan confessed to having committed the crime suspecting her fidelity.
The couple from Thoothukudi got married in 2000. Sandhya is fourteen years younger to Balakrishnan. Investigators say both have had problems in their relationship in the past. Last year, Sandhya had left their home and approached the police accusing her husband of domestic violence. They, however, patched up after a round of counselling.