CHENNAI: A 53-year-old woman, who was alone in her house at Minjur, was killed by suspected robbers in broad daylight on Monday. Police said the assailants had slashed the throat of the victim, P kalaivani, after gaining a smooth entry into the house. About 5 sovereign gold jewel she was wearing was also missing.
The victim’s husband Pon Pandian, working in State Bank of India, had left the house at Ponniamman Koil Street in Nandiyambakkam in the morning and a maid working in the house had left the house at around 10 am. “The maid says she found the victim dead when she returned for work at 1 pm. She had then alerted neighbours and the victim’s husband,” said a police officer.
Police said the victim had suffered a deep cut injury in the neck. “The door locks were intact. So it seems the accused was let inside the house by the victim. Their family members say Kalaivani usually never allows strangers inside the house,” said the officer.
A forensic team has collected evidences from the house and a sniffer dog was also pressed into service.
Kalaivani has two sons Karthikeyan (30) and Narendran (26), both working in private companies. Minjur police have registered a case and are investigating.