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Missing Coimbatore woman murdered near Mysore

Coimbatore, Aug 24 (): The Karnataka police found the body of a 53-year-old woman from Perianaickenpalayam who was missing since August 20 from Coimbatore.

The Karnataka police recovered her body from a deserted place at T Nipurasa near Mysore, Karnataka.

Police believed that the woman would have been kidnapped and murdered for her gold jewellery. The woman’s body was found to be in a decomposed state, said the police.

The woman was later identified as M Maria Pushpam who was residing at Jadal Naidu Street in Perianaickenpalayam. The woman, a widow was survived with two sons. Her elder son Richard Prabhu was employed in a company at Perianaickenpalayam, and her younger son, was a software engineer in Chennai.

The deceased Maria Pushpam was a native of Chennai, but was settled in Perianaickenpalayam and was living alone. She most of the time was out of her house as she was a member in a marketing business and had to attend various business meetings, said the police.

On Aug 20, after informing the neighbours, Maria as usual went to attend a business meeting at Sathiyamangalam in Erode district. She was also about to attend her relative’s wedding in Trichy on the same day. The woman remained to be absconding since then, said the neighbours.

As she did not return home her family members started for a search and when unable to trace her lodged a complaint at the Perianaickenpalayam police on Thursday morning.

On Wednesday the woman’s body was found by the Karnataka police with multiple stab marks in her body. The police with the help of an address of a tailor in her blouse came to know that the woman hailed from Perianaickenpalayam. They at once called the respective police station who later informed the relatives of the woman. After confirmation from the relatives that it was the missing woman, the body was sent for post-mortem.

Karnataka police have registered a case of murder and investigations are being co-ordinated along with Coimbatore police.