A woman aged about 35 years, whose name was not known, was found dead in a mysterious manner near a field in Nagamalai Pudukottai police station limits on Thursday. Madurai district police said that the body was lying in Thattanoor village. A case of murder was registered as the body had strangulation marks and stab injuries.
A teacher, who was returning home after getting down from a bus in Tirumangalam lost her 14 sovereigns of gold chain. Police said that when the woman Charlett, who was carrying a bag with the jewel, was walking down the lane, when two men came behind her, snatched the bag and ran away.