• Download mobile app
23 Oct 2021, Edition - 2293, Saturday

Trending Now

  • 34 dead as record rains lash Uttarakhand, trigger floods
  • Melbourne welcomes vaccinated Sydney residents without quarantine
  • India reports 14,623 new #COVID19 cases, 19,446 recoveries & 197 deaths in the last 24 hrs as per Union Health Ministry

Coimbatore

Manipur youth held for rape and murder of octogenarian woman

Covai Post Network

Share

A migrant labourer from Manipur was arrested early today on charges of rape and murder of an octogenarian woman in her house in the city a couple of days ago.

The 85-year-old Palaniammal was found dead in her house on December 19, with a cloth around her neck and two bangles missing from her person.

Investigation led to the information that a few migrant labourers were staying in the vicinity of the house in Gandhipuram and police zeroed in on one Mohammed Sameer Khan (24); a team spread out across the city to nab him, police said.

A police team on morning rounds found a man jumping down from a flyover after seeing them. They managed to nab him and admitted him to the Government Hospital for treatment, they said.

Upon questioning, Khan, a native of Bishnupur district of Manipur, confessed that he had entered the woman’s house in an inebriated condition and raped and strangled her to death to keep the issue a secret and also taken away the bangles, police said.

After recovering the bangles, police remanded him to custody and lodged him in the Central Jail here.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

COIMBATORE WEATHER