A 46-year-old jilted lover murdered a 50-year-old woman, his partner of 12 years, on a busy road here on Thursday.
The incident occurred on the main road at Peroorkada when Sindhu was walking and Rajesh slashed her thrice with a knife.
Though Sindhu was rushed to a hospital, she succumbed to her injuries.
Rajesh was taken into police custody where he confessed to the crime and said the two were in a relationship for the past 12 years but of late, she had drifted away from him.
The accused runs a juice shop in the capital city suburbs.
A police probe has been launched.