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Coimbatore

27-year-old held for murdering old woman

Covai Post Network

Coimbatore: Police today arrested a 27-year-old youth on charges of murdering a 77-year-old woman, staying in Selvapuram, some 10 days ago and looting her ornaments.

The arrest was made during a vehicle check near Puttuvikki Bridge after the gold ornaments weighing 15 sovereign were recovered from Sekhar Babu who was on a motor cycle, police said.

The woman was found strangulated to death on January 9 and 15 sovereigns of gold ornaments valued at Rs 3.3 lakh were missing from her person.

The City Police commissioner appreciated the investigation team for solving a major murder in 10 days.

 

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