CHENNAI: A 55-year-old woman conservancy worker at a private musical instruments showroom was found dead with her nose and mouth bleeding, at an abandoned building on Anna Salai on Thursday.
Police officials said that the deceased, identified as Gajalakshmi of Madipakkam, was a widow living with her two sons and two daughters.
Since she did not return home on Wednesday night, her younger son came searching for her that night. However, the store staff told him that his mother had already left for the day.
On Thursday morning, a private security guard in the building adjacent to the showroom found Gajalakshmi lying down and mistook her to be sleeping. He contacted her son and told him that his mother had overslept.
However, when her son checked on her, she was dead with blood oozing from her nose and mouth.
The Triplicane police, on information, moved the body to the Government Royapettah Hospital for postmortem.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased was employed at the store for over two years.
“It was routine for her to have lunch at the building where she was found dead,” a police official privy to the investigation said.
“The preliminary post-mortem report suggests that she could have died of rupture of the blood vessels in her heart and her family members too confirmed that the woman was suffering from high blood pressure. Whenever her BP shoots up, she would take rest for sometime before she resuming work,” the official added.
The body was handed over to the family after the post-mortem.
2 Killed in Accident
Two motor-bike borne youth were killed near Kancheepuram on Wednesday when their vehicle collided head on with a private bus.
The deceased, Ranjith (26), and Ramesh (28), both residing at Vanniyar street, Periya Kancheepuram, were returning home after visiting their friend at Arakonam when they met with the accident.
When they reached Kamavarapalayam, Ranjith, who was riding the bike, swerved it to avoid a pothole on the road which resulted in the collision with the private bus.
While Ranjith died on the spot, Ramesh succumbed to injuries at the government hospital in Kancheepuram.
The police are on the look out for the bus driver.