Dead chickens reveal woman’s plot to murder husband

August 21st, 2008 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS  

Kinathukadavu (Tamil Nadu), Aug 21 (IANS) Investigations into the unexplained deaths of over 50 chickens in a farm here Thursday landed a 26-year-old housewife in jail for attempting to murder her husband, police said.This village in Coimbatore district, locate 600 km southwest of Chennai, is home to large poultry farms. One of the farms owners, K. Jayaraman, complained to police when he noticed several of his chickens suddenly dying.

His enquiries revealed that the chickens died after consuming rice fed by a neighbour, V. Chinnasamy.

This led to the uncovering of a bizarre plot by Chinnasamy’s wife V.C. Devi to kill her husband for allegedly torturing her suspecting her fidelity. She laced his rice with rat poison, but since her intended victim did not like the bitter taste of the rice he fed some of it to the birds.

Jayaraman called the police and they found Chinnasamy convulsing and admitted him to hospital. Devi was arrested. A court sent her to judicial remand in the nearby town of Pollachi, police sources told IANS.

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