Coimbatore: former colonel, family in general after pushing his daughter-in-law from the car in motion

COIMBATORE: City police formed a team to catch a retired Army colonel, his wife and his 39-year-old son after finding a CCTV recording that showed that his son's wife had been expelled. a car in motion last month.

The victim, Arthi, 38, of Ganapathy Garden in Kurudampalayam, filed a police complaint against her husband Arun Jude Amalraj, his father Antony Wilson Amalraj, a retired Army colonel, and his mother Kala Amalraj, all of them from Jothi Venkatachalam Nagar in Sholaiyur in Chennai, on May 9, one day after the incident.

Arthi, a graduate, had married Arun on May 11, 2008. The couple, who has two children, had stayed in Chennai, Bengaluru and Dubai before settling in Mumbai.

But all was not well between the two, said Arthi to TOI. Arun, an engineering graduate, won well. But he used to harass me with harsh words. He used to become aggressive for no reason. However, I did everything possible to continue the relationship. Soon, he began to avoid me completely.

The couple lived separately for more than four years because of the difference of opinion. I approached a family court in Mumbai for divorce in October 2018. After the court asked us to opt for mediation, we went through the process. I decided to stay with Arun for the sake of my children. However, again a difference of opinion emerged between us.

Arun and his parents visited Coimbatore and met Arthi and his children on May 6. We all went to Ooty for a tour. But Arun fought me again. I filed a complaint with the police of the Nilgiris district and the problem was resolved amicably. We returned to Coimbatore the next day, he said.

On May 8, Arun asked Arthi to prepare to leave with Chennai along with the children. The children were in a relatives' house. Arun and her parents picked her up in a car to pick up the children. When the car moved, my in-laws kicked me out. Arun, who was driving, did not stop the vehicle, which drove away at high speed, Arthi said.

After receiving first aid for his injuries, Arthi filed a police complaint the next day. Later, he picked up CCTV images of the neighboring houses and approached a television channel. The videoclips soon became viral.

The police have reserved Arun and his parents under sections 498 A and 307 (attempted murder) of the. A police team that visited Chennai a few days ago could not find the trio.