A woman who feels humiliated is capable of committing a serious crime in her frenzy. She might regret it for the rest of her life and confess her crime later. Faced with an opportunity, one might behave in a manner which he himself would have thought impossible. Sometimes crimes are committed with good intentions also.
Seethapathy?s wife Sumathi brought Chaya, who was in a desperate condition, to reside with them. The couple treated her like a daughter. Sumathi died suddenly. Chaya feelt insecure about her future. Seethapathy started going to the New Club to satisfy his physical urges. One day Rajani came to their house and persuaded him to marry her. Chaya overheard them and decided to secure her future by marrying him. He refused; because they treated her as their daughter, he was looking for a suitable alliance for her. She also tried to adopt other means to get him but failed. She became very angry and thoughtlessly added rat poison to his morning coffee. He discovered it and a chill fright overtook him; he shot out of the house.
He had a close brush with death and then was detained by the police. He impersonated Chaitanyam, occupied his estate, became a MLA and improved the estate. An incident induced him to return to Chaya intending to marry her. That night, Chaitanyam came back to life; each of them tried to justify himself and blame the other. Chaitanyam departed through the closed door.
Seethapathy returned but found her married. He decided to renounce the world and left to join ascetic order.