Salem: A man murdered his daughter-in-law after she resisted his molestation attempt near Salem on Monday night. According to police, Periyasamy, 55, resident of Thuraiyur near Salem is a daily wage worker. His son Velmurugan, 32, married Ambika, 24, few years ago and the couple has two children. Periyasamy and his son are living separately by partitioning their house. Three months ago, Periyasamy misbehaved with Ambika and demanded sexual compromise. On knowing about this incident, Velmurugan beat his father severely and warned him.
On Monday night Periyasamy barged into Ambika's house, when she was alone at home. When he attempted to sexually abuse her, she protested and shouted for help. This angered the father-in-law and he attacked her with iron rod. She sustained severe head injury, while the man fled. On information from neighbours, Karumalai police rushed to the spot and recovered the body. A case was registered and police launched search for Periyasamy, who absconded.