Crime
Kala, was living alone on the first floor a two-storey building in Triplicane.

In yet another case of elderly being targeted in the city, a 52-year-old woman was found dead at her house in Triplicane. Injury marks on her head and 40 sovereigns of gold missing from her home has led the police to suspect that it is a murder for gain, reports TNIE.

According to reports, the victim Kala, was living alone on the first floor a two-storey building on Kaliamman Koil South Second street at Triplicane. She was separated from her husband and had two sons - Kamal (35) and Jayakumar (32) - who were living in Anna Nagar. She used to lend money for interest, for a living. 

“She was last seen on Friday morning after which she never came out of the house. Only after her son came looking for her in the night, we knew she was killed,” a neighbour told TNIE. Police have said that Kala had spoken to Kamal over phone on Friday morning. But when he tried to reach her around 1.30 pm the same day, the calls went unanswered.

“Finding something suspicious, Kamal informed his aunt Bhavani who resides in the same locality to check on his mother in the evening. As Bhavani found the door locked, she assumed Kala had gone out. After this, Kamal came directly,” an investigating officer told TNIE. 

The body was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem and a case has been registered. Further investigations will be conducted after analysing CCTV footage from the street.

The case is striking similar to a murder in 2016, where a 60-year-old woman was murdered in T Nagar. She too had been living alone and relatives went to check on her after she did not receive their calls. She was found dead with her hands tied and throat slit. Close to 60 sovereign of gold jewellery was reportedly missing from the house.