On Thursday, neighbours complained the police about the foul smell that was emanating from Parthasarathy's house. They then found that Parthasarathy was living with his wife's dead body.
Police claimed that Parthasarathy had quarreled with his wife on Sunday and had allegedly beaten her up. When he returned back to the room after some time, he found Saraswathi, the victim hanging from the ceiling fan. Saraswathi was alive when Parthasarathy cut her sari which she used to hang, but she died later. Parthasarathy broke down completely of guilt.
"He simply locked the bedroom door and did not inform anyone about his wife's death. The next day, when the children asked for her, he said Saraswati was not feeling well and was sleeping. He insisted that Logeswari (8) and Satish (5) stay back home but not disturb her," said a police officer.
Parthasarathy didn't reply to his neighbours when they ask him about Saraswathi. Parthasarathy made his children live in another room, he slept in the hall and kept the body in another room.
"We have registered a case under Section 174 CrPc as the preliminary post-mortem report indicates that it is a case of suicide and are interrogating Parthasarathy," a police officer said.