Woman murdered, valuables missing

Gold jewellery worth more than Rs 8 lakh, Rs 2 lakh in cash is missing from the house.
Police said that the deceased, Muniyamma (38), a native of Dharmapuri (Tamil Nadu) was working at the house of Ramalingam, a transport contractor, at Mahalaxmi Layout for the last three years. The owner had gone with his family to attend a wedding, when the murder took place. The incident came to light when the family returned.

Police say that it is likely that the maid was overpowered, and her throat slit with a kitchen knife. The culprit then ransacked the house and made away with the valuables.
There are no visible signs of the intruder having gained entry into the house forcibly, add police.

It is suspected that a person known to the family may have entered the house.
However, police also suspect that no more than two persons may be involved in the murder of Muniyamma.

Chain-snatcher held

The Railway Police arrested a woman allegedly involved in a jewellry theft case of snatching 140 grams worth of chain valued at Rs 1.8 lakh.

The accused, V Shantamma (45), a seasoned chain snatcher, was found walking around the Cantonment Station in Bangalore, on Saturday, in a suspicious manner.

On interrogation by the police Shantamma confessed to have made an unsuccessful bid at snatching a chain from a child on Jolarpeth Express.

A resident of Bangarpet, Shantamma was handed over to the K R Puram police station.  She has been a chain snatcher since 15 years.

Revealing her modus operandi, the police say that Shantamma used a pocket cutter to cut the chains off the people and make away after changing her clothes in the toilet in the train. A mother of three, Shantamma has been convicted in a case that occurred in 2008 but was released on bail.

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