November 24, 2015
The Neelambur murder case, which made headlines when the police officials spread an image purportedly of the deceased, has almost come to an end with the city police nabbing the accused in Karur on Tuesday.
The cops recovered the decomposing corpse of a 30-year-old woman at a house in Tashkent Nagar at Goldwins on Thursday. Investigations revealed that the woman, who is now identified as Sathya (32) from Bodinayakanur in Theni, was working as a labourer in a hostel in Velachery Chennai. She was murdered by Selvam (35), a native of Rasipuram in Namakkal district.
According to a higher official of the Police department, Selvam, who was working as a lathe worker, had been in contact with the deceased for a year. “They have been talking over the phone for one year and decided to meet early last week,” the official added.
The official further stated that since Selvam refused to marry Sathya after having a physical relationship, a quarrel broke out between the two, and Selvam had brutally murdered Sathya with a hammer.
Even as the victim remained unidentified until Monday, police circulated a photo of a woman which was found in a handbag at the house, declaring that she was the murder victim. But, the woman in the photograph called up the police and clarified that she was very much alive and that her handbag had been stolen.
When Covai Post called up the woman, her father replied that the family had been suffering ever since her photo surfaced. “We are deeply wounded and my daughter is currently undergoing treatment as she passed out,” he added. Reacting to this, the police official clarified that they had circulated the picture because it was found at the scene of crime.
Meanwhile, the police have nabbed Selvam at Karur and have remanded him to custody.