Sarala, the mother of the man accused of the sexual assault and murder of seven-year-old girl child Hasini, was bludgeoned to death at her residence in Kundrathur in Chennai on Saturday.
The 45-year-old woman's jewellery was missing from the scene, and Daswant, her son and the prime accused in the Hasini rape and murder case is yet to be traced, a report by The News Minute said.
“An FIR has been filed in the case. We are not drawing any conclusions, but it is true that the jewellery is missing, and so is Dhashvanth,” Deputy Commissioner of Ambattur Sarvesh was quoted as saying by TNM.
The police were alerted about the incident around 3.30 pm on Saturday, when they received a call informing them of the incident.
The Chengalpattu Mahila Court had granted Daswant bail in September on technical grounds.
However, CDS Babu, the father of Hasini, had filed a complaint with the Chengalpattu town police against him in November for threatening him and his family. Babu had shifted his family to Andhra following the threats.
Hasini was found murdered in her apartment complex in Chennai’s Mugalivakkam in February.
The seven-year-old girl was allegedly lured and sexually assaulted by Daswant who resided in the same complex. The accused then allegedly murdered the child and burned her body.
The 22-year-old mechanical engineer was arrested and detained under the Goondas Act. However, the Madras High Court revoked Daswant's detention.
The Mahila Court has framed charges against Daswant and the trial in the Hasini rape and murder case will begin on December 5.