Sundari from Orikkai village near Kancheepuram had been a victim of prolonged abuse from her alcoholic husband, Thirumurugan. She has two children a son and a daughter. Her son completed plus 2 and Sundari was worried about his higher education.
Her husband instead of helping the son with his education, used to come home in an inebriated condition and torture Sundari. Unable to tolerate this any longer,she threw a grinding stone on her sleeping husband. He died on the spot and Sundari surrendered before the Kancheepuam taluk police station.