Small-time actress Ashwini, 25-year-old hailing from Mumbai was found murdered at her Saidapet house. The autopsy conducted in a government hospital in Royapettah revealed that she was raped before being done to death.
"We are expecting the postmortem report and the forensic report based on the samples collected from the murder scene," a senior police officer said.
Suresh, Sivanandam(Ashwini's husband)'s cousin is largely suspected behind the brutal murder as he was last seen by some neighbours near Ashwini's house. After the incident, Suresh's mobile was switched off and he disappeared that added fuel to increasing suspicion.
After Ashwini and Sivanandam moved into the rented house in Saidapet, Suresh, who was introduced to Ashwini as Sivanandam's cousin, was frequently seen visiting their house, even during Sivanandam's absence as claimed by the neighbours.
The police suspect that Ashwini possibly developed a new friendship that enraged Suresh and these differences might have led to her death.