CHENNAI: A 37 year-old maid, who went missing on Saturday from the city, was found in the thickets of Putheri lake in Walajahbad, Kancheepuram, on Monday night. Kancheepuram police said the woman was identified as Renu, (37), of Teynampet, who went missing after she took a friend to Oragadam for arranging a loan on Saturday.
Police said that the deceased, Renu, wife of Marimuthu, a tile-worker residing at Seethammal Nagar extension in Teynampet, took Loganayaki to a relative’s house promising to arrange for a loan for her. However, Renu could not arrange the loan and sent Loganayaki back, telling the latter that she would come later. She was not to be seen after and all efforts to reach Renu failed. The family lodged a complaint with Teynampet police station.
Meanwhile, Kanche-epuram police contacted the Greater Chennai police after the former retrieved a body from Kaappukadu forest area in Walajahbad police station limit. The woman was found strangulated to death with her ear-lobes chopped off. The valuables she had been wearing were missing from the body. “It appears that she was murdered for gain. But there was no sexual assault”, said an official privy to the investigation. The relatives of Renu were brought to Kancheepuram Government hospital morgue and the identity of the deceased was established with the help of the sari she was wearing.
Police registered a case and probe was on.