Munnar: A woman and her paramour, a former panchayat member, was arrested for a murder bid on her mother-in-law, police said.
Mini, 37, was having an affair with Mankulam ex-panchayat member Biju Joseph, 45.
The incident occurred on Oct 26, when, Mini's husband Biju's mother Achamma Joseph found both of them at their home.
They then tried to strangle her with a radio cable.
Achamma collapsed and after some time, a wailing Mini summoned neighbors, who rushed Achamma to a hospital in Adimali. She was later shifted to a hospital in Aluva, where she is in a critical condition on ventilator support.
To hide the involvement of Biju Joseph, Mini had first told her neighbors that she tried to kill her mother-in-law.
But further interrogation by police brought to light the involvement of Biju Joseph.
Mini and Biju, who was a running a driving school in Mankulam, were reportedly in a relationship for the past two years.
Biju, a panchayat member from 2010 to 2015, was running a driving school in Mankulam for sometime.
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