CHENNAI: A 23-year-old pregnant woman, wife of a quality officer at the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR) in Kalpakkam, was reportedly murdered for gain at her house with automatic doors, in the heavily guarded staff quarters on Thursday evening.
Sources said the assailants had managed to make way with at least 25 sovereigns of gold.
The victim, Lilly Rani, who was three months pregnant, was found dead in the bathroom with her head covered with a plastic bag, and the son crying nearby by her husband Sundaramurthy.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Lilly did not respond to calls made by Sundaramurthy since afternoon. Neighhbours requested to check on her told that the house was promptly locked from inside and there was no movement inside.
He came later in the evening to find her dead and the jewellery she wearing and those kept in steel bureau missing. Kancheepuram Police also wonder as to how any stranger could have gained access inside the campus under the security cover of CISF.