• A woman, 42, and her 77-year-old lover allegedly admitted to murdering the woman's husband
  • The two also admitted to murdering a farmer prior to the murder of the woman's husband
  • Police learned of the crimes after the woman filed a missing person report for her late husband

A 42-year-old woman from the Indian state of Tamil Nadu was arrested Thursday along with her 77-year-old lover after they allegedly admitted to murdering the woman's husband and a farmer on two separate occasions.

Police in Mulanur, Tirupur arrested the two Sulliporukkipalayam village residents — identified as Amsaveni and her elderly lover, Muthusamy — after the two were taken into questioning and told police they murdered the woman's husband, Ravi, in January of this year, as well as a farmer in 2020, newspaper the Times of India first reported.

The first victim was a 47-year-old Perumalpalayam farmer named Velusamy, who was killed and had his body burned, after Muthusamy refused to pay a lease on an agricultural field, police said.

The victim's family members did not file a missing person complaint, but Amsaveni revealed the crime to Ravi, who began to blackmail his wife, a police officer stated.

Ravi allegedly demanded money to buy alcohol on a daily basis. He also threatened to reveal the truth to their fellow villagers if Amsaveni failed to pay him, which pushed his wife and Muthusamy to make him their second murder victim, according to police.

"Unable to bear his torture, Amsaveni and Muthusamy murdered Ravi by beating him with wooden logs on the farmland on Jan. 3 [of this year] and set the body ablaze," an officer was quoted as saying.

Amsaveni allegedly lodged a complaint with Mulanur police following Ravi's death and claimed her husband had gone missing, which prompted police to register a case and launch a probe.

"During the inquiry, we came to know about the murder of Velusamy from the villagers as Ravi had told them the same under the influence of alcohol. We picked up Amsaveni and Muthusamy for questioning and they confessed to both the crimes," a police officer said.

Amsaveni and Muthusamy were taken to the crime scenes and police were able to recover the skeletal remains of their two victims. The remains were then reportedly collected by forensic experts for lab testing.

The two were remanded in judicial custody Thursday following their arrest.

Police arrested 42-year-old Amsaveni and her 77-year-old lover, Muthusamy, after they allegedly admitted to murdering the woman's husband as well as a farmer. Pixabay