Name of the couple : P Joshua and Kalaivani
Profile of the victims : P Joshua was an employee in a private firm of Ambattur. He belonged to a dalit family while Kalaivani was an undergraduate student was the daughter of Ezhumalai, a real estate Businessman. She belonged to an upper caste family.
Murdered person : Kalaivani
The accused : Her father Ezhumalai.
Marriage date : 18th Jan 2011
Place of Murder : Red hills police station Chennai.
Date of Murder : 25th Jan 2011.
Assassination : Kalaivani, an undergraduate student, fled home on January 21 to get married to Joshua in a city church. She had met Joshua, an employee of a private firm in Ambattur, some 18 months ago through a common friend. Fearing opposition, she did not disclose her relationship to her family and registered her marriage at the sub-registrar’s office in Egmore last week. Following a complaint by Joshua and Kalaivani that they feared for their lives as her family was against their marriage, Red Hills police inspector K Kumaran called Ezhumalai for talks. “Ezhumalai, a real estate businessman, came to the station dressed in a pair of trousers and shirt. As soon as he entered, he walked towards Kalaivani, pulled out a knife from his pocket and slit her throat,” Police said.