02/04/2017 8:17 PM IST | Updated 02/04/2017 8:21 PM IST

Man Bashes Girlfriend To Death With A Hammer In Chennai, Then Hangs Himself With Her Shawl

He had the hammer wrapped up as a birthday present.

Monty Rakusen

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly hacked to death with a hammer by her boyfriend. The incident took place in Chennai.

Jennifer Pushpa, a 20-year-old IT professional had been dating 22-year-old John Matthew for more than a year. According to a report in the India Today, the couple went to Mahabalipuram to celebrate Jennifer's birthday when he gave her a hammer wrapped as a birthday present.

He hit her repeatedly with the hammer and killed her before hanging himself with her shawl.

The Deccan Chronicle reported that John was a graduate in Chemistry but had been unable to find employment and so was helping his father with his tailouring business. Investigators believe that Jennifer wanted to end the relationship under pressure from her parents and this might have been the reason why John took such a step.

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