Police arrested three people who hail from Nepal suspected of murdering a 60-year-old woman at T Nagar.

Chennai police arrest four people in the murder of two elderly womenImage for representation
news Crime Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 10:49

Days after the murder of two elderly women in Chennai, police have nabbed four people in these cases on Friday.

Police arrested three people who hail from Nepal suspected of murdering a 60-year-old woman, Shanthi who was living alone at T Nagar. Police have recovered Rs. 40,000 which was stolen from her house.

The arrested were Gorak Singh, (34), his friends Maan Singh, (36) and Lalit Kohli, (30). Police suspect that Gorak Singh had planned the murder. Chennai police commissioner S George told The New Indian Express that they arrested them after checking all the call records.

Gorak Singh was working in a jewellery shop three years ago and later was working in the same locality. Police said that he knew she was living alone and wanted to steal the valuables. So, he called two friends from Nepal to help him. Moreover, his friends came to Chennai a month ago and were working in a hotel in Mylapore.  

In the second case, a 34-year-old man was arrested for the murder of a 58-year-old lawyer P Lakshmi Sudha at West Mambalam. The arrested person has been identified as M Karthikeyan, a resident of Nolambur.

He allegedly killed Lakshmi claiming that she was forcing him to continue a relationship with her. Police commissioner S George said that after investigation they found Karthikeyan had visited Vimala’s house on October 31 and had a fight. She had also threatened him that she would tell his wife about their relationship, reports TNIE.

Following this, Karthikeyan murdered Vimala. Police came to know about Karthikeyan’s visit through eyewitnesses and arrested him. He was running a massage centre and got married in 2015.


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