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Elderly man held for murder of mom, mother-in-law

Press Trust of India  |  Puducherry 

: Police Monday cracked the case relating to the of his mother-in-law and his mother in 2015 and 2017 for gain here with the arrest of a 60-year-old man, hailing from Chennai, for allegedly attacking and robbing a doctor of her jewels in her clinic near here.

On Sunday, entered the Siddha practitioner near here and sought treatment for his ailment, of police told newsmen here.

During diagnosis, allegedly attacked the doctor suddenly and also strangled her neck using a wire, the said.

The doctor fainted and the accused allegedly decamped with seven sovereigns of jewels she was wearing, the said.

When she regained consciousness she found the jewels missing and the shutters of the clinic down, he said.

was said to be a regular visitor to the clinic, he said.

When Tamilselvi cried for help, people in the neighbourhood rushed to the rescue and shifted her to JIPMER hospital, he said.

Based on her description of the accused, a trap was laid and Arumugham was arrested near here, the said.

During interrogation, the accused confessed to have murdered the two women; and his associate Sathish (34) who helped him in dispensing with the stolen jewels was subsequently held near here, he said.

Arumugham and Sathish were produced before a local court and remanded to 15 days judicial custody.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 20:10 IST