80-yr-old woman found dead in lake

An 80-year-old mentally retarded woman was found dead near Sarakki lake in JP Nagar on Tuesday.

Police gave her name as Tayal Mayagi, a native of Tamil Nadu who had been staying with her daughter near Sarakki lake for about a month now. She was undergoing treatment for some illness.

On March 20, she had left home, telling her daughter she was going for a walk. But she didn’t return and her worried daughter looked for her every where but in vain. She then made a missing complaint at the JP Nagar police station.

The body was discovered by some young men who had gone to the lake. It was floating towards the periphery of the water body. They then called the police. The body was decomposed. Police called the elderly woman’s daughter who immediately identified her.

A senior police officer suspected that the woman had slipped into the lake and drowned. The nature of death cannot be confirmed until the post-mortem report comes, the officer added.

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