PUDUKKOTTAI: In a surprising incident, a young woman in the district who went missing and was later declared by police as dead, returned alive last week after two months of her alleged murder. The police are now sitting with their fingers crossed over the identity of the body that was handed over to the parents of the woman, presumed to be murdered.
According to sources, a young woman’s body was found in an Eucalyptus forest in Rasiyamangalam village near Alangudi on August 18. Police retrieved the body and it was preserved at the Alangudi GH mortuary for identification.
Meanwhile, the head of the body was severed and send for forensic test.
On seeing the news of an unidentified murdered woman carried in all news papers, one Chinnaiah of Annanagar in Thirukalampur village near Ponnamaravathi approached the police and said that the body of the young woman could be his daughter Vennila (21), who had gone missing on August 10. He had filed a police complaint after his daughter went missing. Since the body somewhat resembled Vennila, Chinnaiah accepted the body handed over to him by the police without performing any scientific tests and further identification. Police had told him that they were investigating the reason behind the murder.
Chinnaiyah took the body and performed the last rites and buried it at Ponnamaravathi. He performed religious rites for her in the presence of relatives, villagers and her husband Ramesh, whom she had married on February 14, 2014.
Against this backdrop, to everyone’s shock Vennila returned to her native last week in view of Deepavali, and news about this spread like wild fire, creating a shock among the villagers.
When contacted, Vennila told Express, “Due to quarrel with my parents and my husband, I went to Thudiyalur in Coimbatore district and started working as a labourer at a detergent company. Last month, two police personnel from Alangudi came to Thudiyalur and inquired with me about the quarrel with my parents and my work at Thudiyalur. Last week, I came to Thirukalampur to celebrate Deepavali.”
“Coming to know of this, Alangudi All Women police took me to the station and again enquired with me. I was identified by my husband Ramesh. They produced me before the judicial magistrate of Aranthangi on 21 October, and they let me off,” she added.