VELLORE: Even as the police were groping in the dark for clues to crack the murder of a 53-year-old home-alone woman at Arakkonam last month, the investigation took an intriguing turn when locals found the body of the deceased’s daughter at Sholinghur near here on Friday.
According to the police, B Tamil Selvi (35), a resident of Chetteri in Arani, had gone to Arakkonam on Friday morning to meet her father Somu. However, her body was found later in the day, with throat slit, on Arakkonam-Sholingur road near Karungalmalai village.
Sources said that Tamil Selvi was the daughter of S Usha (53), who was murdered on July 16 by unidentified assailants when she was alone at her house at Palanipet in Arakkonam. Usha’s husband Somu is a tailor.
Though the murder took place nearly 25 days ago, the police have made no headway in the case. The Arakkonam sub-division had formed three special teams to nab the assailants. They were trying to ascertain suspicious movement by studying footage from CCTV cameras on Arakkonam-Sholingar road.
Sources said that Usha and Somu had three daughters and a son. Their son, Anbarasu, was a close aide of financier Ramkumar, who was hacked to death by a gang in October 2015. During the assault, Anbarasu managed to escape with injuries. The gang had murdered Ramkumar for allegedly refusing to fund bail for their associates. Anbarasu lives with his family in Arakkonam.
Police were looking into various angles to crack the case. Both the women were housewives and were in no way connected to any issues outside their family, said sources.
When contacted, Arakkonam sub-division Assistant Superintendent of Police Sakthi Ganesan said they had got some reliable leads. “We are yet to ascertain the motive behind the murders. Presently, we are not in a position to give any details. In a few days we will arrest the accused,” he said.