Chennai shocker: Man kills girlfriend with hammer wrapped as birthday gift, hangs self with her shawl

In a shocking incident, a 20-year-old woman was hacked to death in Chennai with a hammer by her boyfriend who later committed suicide.

Jennifer Pushpa, a resident of Kottiivakkam was allegedly in a relationship with John Mathew, 22, for more than an year.

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HOW IT HAPPENED

  1. On Saturday, John and Pushpa went to tiger caves in Mahabalipuram on the outskirts of Chennai to celebrate latter's birthday.
  2. Inside the cave, John asked Pushpa to open her present, which to her shock was a hammer.
  3. He used the same hammer and hit her repeatedly until she died.
  4. After killing Jennifer Pushpa, John hung himself on a nearby tree with her shawl.

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After killing Jennifer Pushpa, John hung himself on a nearby tree with her shawl.

Investigations reveal that John was reportedly miffed with Jennifer as her parents had been persuading her to break up with him.

Jennifer's parents were not happy with their relationship as John worked as a tailor whereas Jennifer had been placed with an IT firm recently.

The incident has sent shock-waves among people in Mahabalipuram and tourists as tiger caves is a very popular tourist destination.

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