News about Tamilnadu men abusing, betraying, blackmailing women keeps pouring for last one month. Now in a way of shattering our heart beat, man tried to kill his wife inside court premises during the hearing of his divorce case. He stabbed his wife inside a family court room in the Madras High Court campus on Tuesday.
Being a bus driver by profession, Saravanan brought knife inside the court premises with which he stabbed his wife today afternoon.
The victim Varalakshmi was attacked by her husband Saravanan, a resident of Padappai near Chennai. They lived in Kamarajar Salai, Kodungaiyur and Saravanan worked as a driver as reported.
According to police, the couple had a matrimonial dispute case pending before first Additional Family Court located in the ground floor of the building which also houses a dozen other courts.
Saravanan and his wife had a wordy quarrel on the corridor. Suddenly, the accused whipped out a knife and attacked his wife. Immediately, lawyers and others caught and thrashed him. He was subsequently handed over to the High Court police. The crime was committed in front of the judges in the open court which was jam-packed in the busy hours.
The woman was rushed to the Rajiv Gandhi General Hospital for treatment. The court premises are being guarded by police personnel under the direct supervison of a Deputy Comissioner-level officer.
Top police personnel and judicial officers visited the spot and an enquiry is on. Rahmaan, The principal family court judge Rahman has asked the police to improve security and screening. Madras High Court is a highly secure court complex. The judge was reportedly upset that Saravanan had managed to bring a knife into such a heavily guarded court premises.
The incident marks a serious breach of security at the High Court premises, which is filled with police and members of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The security cover for the lower courts housed within the Court complex falls within the supervision of the state police. The CISF presently only oversees the entry and exit of persons entering the Madras High Court within the same complex.