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Police suspect mother’s boyfriend to be behind the murder of Class IX boy

- September 15, 2021

Chennai, September 15 (BPNS)

After the body of a 14-year-old boy was recovered from a village pond five days since he went missing, police found that the boy was murdered by his mother’s boyfriend. 

The deceased has been identified as K. Dhanashekhar from Neduvarambakkam village near Sholavaram in Thiruvallur district of Tamil Nadu.

Gopalakrishnan, 32 is the suspect in the case and is absconding. Police said that Gopalakrishnan was having an illicit affair with Durga,31 mother of Dhanasekhar and after coming to know of this, the boy informed his father, Kamaraj who was a daily wage labourer . 

After the boy told his father about his mother’s relationship with Gopalakrishnan, police said that frequent fights took place between the boy’s parents.

according to the Police, the fourteen-year-old was taken by Gopalakrishnan to a nearby pond under the pretext of teaching him swimming on September 9 from his maternal grandparent’s place where he was staying.

P. Govindaswamy, the grandfather of the boy informed the police after the boy did not return home that night, and attempts to contact Gopalakrishnan went in vain.

On Tuesday the body of the boy surfaced in the temple pond and has been sent to Thiruvallur government hospital for postmortem.