Former Tirunelveli Mayor Uma Maheshwari, her husband and maid were allegedly hacked to death by unidentified persons at their residence near Melapalayam on Tuesday, police said.
Uma Maheswari was a Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader.
Forensic team and dog squad have inspected the site for evidence collection.
A case has been registered and an investigation is underway .
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