A 40-year old man was found murdered in the reserved forest area near Mathur, police said on Friday.
According to police, some unidentified persons must have murdered the man by slitting his throat with a knife and disposed of the body in the forest area. Police, who checked the entire vicinity for clues, found blood stains from the road to the place where the body was found in the forest area at Mathur.
Some villagers, who had taken their cattle for grazing to the forest area, were the first to notice the body. Immediately, they sent information to the Thogarapalli Village Administrative Officer Arun Kumar who in turn passed on the information about the body found in the forest to the Mathur police.
Uthangarai Deputy Superintendent of Police Kannappan, who rushed to the spot and held preliminary investigation, said that forensic experts have lifted fingerprints from the spot, while a sniffer dog was also pressed into service.
The police said the victim was clad in a red T-shirt and light blue pant. Police recovered two key bunches from his pocket.
With other evidences that were available from his pocket, police suspected that he might be a resident of Tirupattur in Vellore district. The body has been sent to the Krishnagiri government hospital for postmortem. A case was registered.
Meanwhile, in Namakkal district, an elderly man was found murdered at his house in Pallipalayam Friday morning, police said.
According to sources, P Solaimuthu alias Subramani (80), a resident of Kattukarankadu in Vediarasanpalayam, was found murdered at his house on Friday morning. On information, police reached the spot and held inquiries with the locals and neighbours. During inquiry it was found out that the deceased was staying alone at the house. A stab injury was found on his neck, sources said. The injury marks indicated that the octogenarian might have been attacked with a broken liquor bottle by the murderes.
The Pallipalayam police have registered a case and further inquiries are on. The body was sent to the Government Hospital in Pallipalayam for autopsy. Sources said that futher action would be taken after the post mortem report was made available.