She later bludgeoned his head with a hammer.
A Tamil Nadu-based TV actress has been arrested for beating her ex-boyfriend to death.
According to police, the victim was repeatedly struck over the head with a log and hammer in Kolathur, Chennai, during the early hours of December 30, 2019.
He was killed after allegedly asking the 42-year-old actress to resume their relationship.
Police arrested S Devi after she surrendered. Following an investigation, her husband B Sankar, her sister S Lakshmi and Lakshmi’s husband Sawariyar were also arrested.
They were all charged with the murder of film technician M Ravi. He was reportedly killed at Lakshmi’s home.
Police officers explained that Ravi was from Madurai but moved to Chennai.
In 2011, Ravi befriended Devi, an actress who had small roles in various TV shows. The two eventually ended up in a relationship.
It was revealed that Devi was married at the time.
In 2017, her husband and other family members found out about her affair. They managed to convince her to end the relationship and Devi severed ties with Ravi.
They bought a sewing machine for her and she set up a tailoring business, whilst continuing to act.
On December 29, 2019, Ravi started to search for his former lover and managed to find out that she lived in Kolathur.
At 1:30 am, Ravi went to Lakshmi’s house and requested that she help him reunite with her sister.
Lakshmi then phoned the TV actress and told her to come to her house. A short while later, Devi and Sankar arrived at Lakshmi’s house.
When he saw Devi, Ravi pleaded with her to come back to him. His request led to a heated argument.
According to an officer, Devi picked up a wooden log and beat Ravi with it. She later bludgeoned his head with a hammer.
The brutal incident left Ravi bleeding profusely from his head and lying on the floor.
After realising what she had done, Devi called the police and admitted to attacking her ex-boyfriend.
Police officers and paramedics rushed to the house. Ravi was taken to Kilpauk Medical College. However, doctors declared him dead on arrival.
As a result of his death, police launched a murder investigation and arrested Devi.
They continued with their investigation and later found out that Sankar, Lakshmi and Sawariyar were involved in the attack on Ravi, which resulted in his death.
The Times of India reported that they were arrested and remanded in custody.