Haripad: A woman was found murdered with her throat slit in a house near Madhava Junction at Haripad in Alappuzha district on Friday. The victim has been identified as Pushpakumari, 35, a native of Mavelikkara.
Haripad police have detained a man, who was reportedly in a live-in relationship with the woman, in connection with the crime. The incident came to light when a person, a Pallipad native, reported the incident to the police. The man was called in by the alleged murderer to hide the body of the victim but refused when he learned about the murder.
According to sources the two were in an illicit relationship with each other and that they were living in a rented house for quite sometime.