A 49-year-old man from Nanganallur in south Chennai was arrested on Sunday night for beating up a woman, who is his neighbour, late on Saturday. The accused Sridhar, alias Sakthi, has been arrested by the Madipakkam police for assault. A case for voluntarily causing hurt and using abusive language has been filed. Enraged at this, Sridhar picked up a fight with Suguna and began to beat her up with a pipe. A case for voluntarily causing hurt and using abusive language has been filed.Police said the woman, T Suguna, 35, a resident of Ambedkar Nagar in Nanganallur, was walking her dog when it urinated on the compound wall of Sridhar’s house.
The assault was captured by a bystander on a mobile phone and the 10-second video went viral on social media. A video showed the man attacking the woman after her dog urinated on the compound wall of the man’s house during a walk. It has become a key evidence in the case. Sridhar went absconding after the incident but his brother was picked up on Sunday morning for questioning. In the evening, Sridhar was arrested by the Madipakkam police.
Soon after, the issue created a buzz in the area with many people enraged at Sridhar’s temerity to beat up a woman in full public glare over a minor issue.
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A police officer investigating the case said the dog would always urinate on the compound wall of Sridhar’s house.
“We are also looking into allegations that Suguna used swear words before the fight. They are neighbours and have had verbal duels in the past,” the policeman said.