Police have arrested the stepfather of a 4 year old girl for molesting and murdering his step daughter. The accused confessed that he committed the crime. The deceased girl was taken to the hospital due to suffocation but was declared dead on arrival. The girl, Rohini was the daughter of Bhavani and her ex- husband Ramesh. They had separated four months ago and Bhavani married Asif from Kodungaiyur and moved in with him at a rented accommodation in Puzhal.
The accused Asif while confessing to the crime said that the girl used to cry every night and therefore he decided to do away with her. He however said that Bhavani was not aware of all this. It was Rohini’ s father Ramesh who noticed bruises on the neck and stomach of his daughter and suspected that his daughter was beaten to death. The Puzhal police have registered a case and have sent the girl’s body to Government Stanley Medical College Hospital for post – mortem.