A girl was crushed to death by her lover using a stone at Poompuhar in Nagapattinam district on April 21. The accused Madhanraj, a fisherman from Naagai district, surrendered before the Mayiladuthurai police and confessed to the murder.
Madhanraj was working in the fishing industry in Jegathapattinam. He was in love with Durga (victim), who resided in the same locality.
According to police, the girl had recently moved to Gummidipoondi is Thiruvallur district for higher studies after which, she started avoiding Madhanraj.
Clueless about Durga's change in behaviour, Madhanraj started stalking her activities on Facebook. He found out that Durga made many new friends, with whom she constantly had conversations over Facebook. He was then under the impression that Durga was avoiding her due to her new found friends.
Disappointed with the information he had gathered, Madhanraj decided to meet Durga and discuss about the matter. When she was returning home for holidays on Friday, Durga asked Madhanraj to meet her near Mayiladuthurai. He picked her up from there and both left for Poompuhar shore.
As they were speaking, an argument broke out about how she has time to chat with so many Facebook friends but has no time for Madhanraj. In a fit of rage, Madhanraj picked up a stone and smashed Durga's head with it. She died on the spot but the incident came to light on Saturday morning when passers-by saw the body on the shore and informed the police.