Body of woman exhumed for probe

According to police sources, Babu was settled in US and lived with his wife.

Published: 28th September 2018 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th September 2018 03:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: After a man, a permanent resident (green card holder) of US, raised suspicion over his mother’s death in Chennai seven months ago, her body was exhumed by police and revenue officials for investigation on Thursday. 

According to police sources, Babu was settled in US and lived with his wife. The couple used to visit Chennai to meet Babu’s mother Lalitha (60) who resided at Perambur. She is said to have suffered bowel disorder for the past few years. 

In January this year,  when Babu and his wife visited her mother, the latter complained frequent stomach pain. Following this, Babu’s wife stayed at Perambur to look after his mother.  Within a few weeks, Lalitha fell sick and died in February. 

onths later, Babu who lived with his wife in US developed stomach pain. During the medical examination, doctors in US allegedly informed Babu that some toxic chemicals were found in his  blood. He suspected that his wife may have given toxic material to him through food. 

Following this, he filed a petition in Madras High Court seeking a directive to police to conduct  forensic inquiry on his mother’s body. The High Court directed Sembium police to investigate the matter. 

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