Homemaker murdered in Chromepet
A 37-year-old woman was murdered in her first floor apartment in Chromepet on Tuesday evening. Krishnaveni, wife of Jayamurugan, 41, a software engineer who works in Kelambakkam, was found in a pool of blood, with a knife stuck in her neck.
Her brother, who went in search of Krishnaveni when she did not respond to phone calls, discovered the body . Police said no jewellery or cash were missing from the house. There were no signs of a struggle.
No neighbour reported having heard any unusual sound. All these factors, investigators said, point to the killer probably being known to the victim. It was Krishnaveni’s routine to pick up her children Karthik, 12, and Anushka, 6, from Vivekananda School in Chitlapakkam at 5.30pm. The school is around 4km from Sanjeevi Apartments in Bharati puram where the family lived.
Tuesday was different.Jayamurugan got a call from the school that his wife hadn’t come to fetch the children. He tried to call her, but she did not reply. Worried, he informed his brother-in-law who lives in nearby Jamin Royapettah. He rushed to the house and found the front door ajar. On entering the house he found his sister dead in the bedroom.
The television was switched on. She was wearing a churidar. Police said that the intruder, suspected to be a male, must have arrived around 4pm. “He sneaked in and out without attracting any attention.Neighbours said they did not see anything unusual,“ a police officer said. The apartment is among a row of similar houses on Nellaippan Street.One has to walk through a lane by the ground floor houses to take the stairs to the first floor.
The boundary wall of the neighbouring apartment is less than 3ft away .Police are puzzled that nobody heard anything or spotted anybody walking in or out. There is no CCTV camera in the vicinity .
The couple had bought the apartment and were living here for about seven years. Even as policemen continued with evidence gathering, neighbours consoled Jayamurugan.Neighbours said Krishnaveni was a softspoken woman.
The Chitalapakkam police are investigating.
dinathanthi newspaper 15/06/2016 : http://www.dinathanthiepaper.in/firstpage.aspx