Chennai, April 17 (IANS) A Mexican citizen was arrested Tuesday for allegedly murdering his former live-in partner over custody of their daughter, officials said.
Police had last week earlier registered a case of missing woman for Cecile Denise Acosta, but two days back, recovered her partially burnt body stuffed inside a suitcase near Madurai.
Their suspicion homed on to Martin Manrique, a post-doctoral student at a private deemed university in Virudhunagar district near Madurai.
Manrique allegedly murdered Acosta, burnt and dismembered her body and packed it in a suitcase before dumping it near Madurai, a police official said.
According to police, Acosta was staying in Kerala and a student of Kalamandalam, a deemed university there. She had come to Tamil Nadu to meet Manrique. She was later reported by Manrique to have boarded a bus to Kerala a week before.
This was apparently done by him to mislead police after he had murdered Acosta in a fit of rage over custody of their daughter, the official said.
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