Following the murder of an elderly woman on Wednesday, the city witnessed the murder of another woman with her hands and legs tied. Her body was found on Thursday inside a hut in Thousand Lights, near her house.
The deceased, P Dhanalakshmi, (48) was last seen on Tuesday night. Police told The New Indian Express that on Thursday morning at around 7 am, a foul smell began coming from her house and when a neighbour living opposite to her house opened the door, he found Dhanalakshmiâ€™s decomposed body with her hands and legs tied and chilly powder sprinkled all over her body.
Another neighbour said that he had last seen her on Tuesday night and after that, her husband Palani (58) had come looking for her. Dhanalakshmi and her husband lived on the first floor of the two-storey building. Her body was found in a hut in the same compound.
Palani worked in a nearby printing press and approached the police on Wednesday with a missing person complaint. Police have arrested a middle-aged woman from the same building along with two of her accomplices, suspecting them to be involved in the murder.
After primary investigations, police found that chilly powder and perfume were sprinkled on her body and the same scent seemed to be coming from one of the houses in the building. Police also found bloodstains on the womanâ€™s sari in her house, reported TNIE.