Residents of Melakkal village near Sholavandan in the district were in for a shock when they woke up on Tuesday, as two women were found dead with their secret parts and other organs chopped off by some unidentified persons. Police said that the twin murder was a fallout of a dispute over fetching water from a public tap in the village
Police said around 5.30 am on Tuesday, residents of Melakkal found the two women, identified as V Chellammal (57) and her daughter M Murugeswari (30), lying in a pool of blood before their house at South Street in the village. Their secret parts and organs were allegedly chopped by the murderers.
On information, a team led by Samayanallur DSP Kantha Swaroopan, rushed to the spot along with forensic experts. Sniffer dog Arjun ran and stood in front of the house of Muniyandi, a neighbour of the victims.
Police said they could not hold an inquiry as most of the locals were not present. Police recovered the body and sent them to the Government Rajaj Hospital for post mortem. Investigations revealed that Chellammal’s husband died several years ago. Murugeswari’s husband Mahendran also died eight years ago. After this, relatives of Mahendran took away the two sons of Murugeswari. Subsequently, both Chellammal and her daughter were staying together at the house in the village.Police claimed that Chellammal and Murugeswari had illicit relationship with several rowdies and were creating trouble for residents.
On Monday, Muniyandi had a brawl with the women over water from the public tap. Irked over this, he came in an inebriated condition the same night and allegedly murdered the duo. Muniyandi (47) surrendered before the JM V Court on Tuesday and was remanded to judicial custody.