Red Shirt Helps Solve Techie's Murder - The New Indian Express

Red Shirt Helps Solve Techie's Murder

Published: 26th February 2014 07:24 AM

Last Updated: 26th February 2014 07:47 AM

The Kanchee-puram Police along with the CB-CID on Tuesday claimed to have cracked the murder of a techie here with the arrest of two migrant labourers from West Bengal.

One of the assailants attempted to withdraw money from a credit card of the victim but failed after repeated attempts. Since the identity of the assailant was revealed, physical enumeration of migrant labours in the Siruseri neighbourhood was carried out and it was found that two persons had vanished from work since February 14, a day after the techie was murdered.

An interrogation indicated the involvement of two other persons who were close friends of the missing duo. Meanwhile, the features of one of the suspected assailants in a red shirt from a CCTV grab matched that of one of the 15 suspects picked up for interrogation. The detained duo, identified as Ram Mandal, 21, s/o Haran Mandal, Rabithampura Village, Malda, and Utham Mandal, 24, s/o Kules Mandal, Akunthbadia Village, Malda, confessed to have committed the offence along with the vanished duo.

Narrating the incident, a senior police officer said the quartet, while coming out of a TASMAC shop on Rajiv Gandhi Salai, spotted victim Uma Maheswari, an employee of TCS, walking alone. They intercepted her 200 metres from the main gate and dragged her into the bushes where they mugged and snatched the credit card and mobile phone from her. Later, they sexually assaulted her before stabbing her multiple times in the stomach and neck fearing she may cause trouble. They abandoned her and fled the scene.

The police officer said the quartet did not use the mobile phone they snatched, but removed the SIM card from the instrument and stuffed the same inside a bag. The victim happened to leave the office gate at 10.14 pm on the eve of Valentine’s Day compared to her usual shift time which ends at 11 pm. Her mobile phone was switched off thereafter.

Her roommates alerted her father Balasubramanian, who rushed to Chennai from Attur near Salem and preferred a complaint with Kelambakkam Police Inspector Subbiah who did not register it. Subsequently, Uma’s body was found 200 metres from the TCS facility in Siruseri on February 22. The case, which was initially probed by the Kancheepuram Police, was transferred to the CB-CID. The Kancheepuram Police also formed special teams which were on a man-hunt to nab the duo.

The mystery behind the murder was unravelled by the joint efforts of the CB-CID, Kancheepuram Police, and forensic experts, said Agarwal. He said they followed multiple leads  to solve the case. However, he refused to comment on how many people were involved in the incident.


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