The girl N Mahalakshmi from Shanmuga Nagar surrendered before the judicial magistrate court along with her boyfriend S Sathish, 19. The court has remanded the couple under judicial custody till June 17. The girl is in Coimbatore central prison and the boyfriend is at the borstal school in Pollachi.
The father P Nagaraj, 60, a businessman was found murdered in a pool of blood at Kappalankarai on May 23. The police have detained the four people involved in the case.
Police say Nagaraj was engaged in the chemical industry, supplying materials to dyeing units. His firm was registered in his daughter’s name. When he learned of his daughter’s love affair, he was upset with her and his wife. Police also say Nagaraj himself was having an affair which prompted his wife Parimala to ask Nagaraj to hand over the business to their daughter, but her pleas were ignored.
Mahalakshmi then decided to do her father in with the help of her boyfriend. Police eventually received a tip off and arrested the four and remanded them to judicial custody. The wife is still absconding.