A seven-month pregnant woman was killed by her parents at Ariyalur district of Tamil Nadu for having an illicit affair.
26-year-old Sharmila had gone to her parent's house in Senthurai to get her son with her to Chennai. She was found dead the next day with blood oozing out of her eyes and nose at her relatives house.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that Sharmila split with her husband with whom she had her first child 3 years ago and was now living with her lover Kalairajan in Chennai. She had conceived again and had gone to meet her son in Senthurai and bring him to Chennai with her. An altercation took place between her parents, who demanded that she leave her lover, abort her child and go back to her husband.
Her parents insisted that Kalairajan being her relative was her brother and their relationship was unacceptable.
Sharmila blatantly refused to listen to her parents. Police claimed that out of rage, Sharmila's parents attacked her. Four members of the family have been arrested by Senthurai police in the case including Sharmila's father and mother.