The attack on the three elderly women at their residence in Jayanagar 7 Block, which resulted in the murder of Chandra Narasimhan here on Monday, seems to have gone unnoticed by neighbours of the house, though it is on a busy main road and next to a temple which incidentally had organised a lunch on account of a puja the same afternoon.

The main road has a number of shops and the house is besides an Aiyappa temple. However, none of them had heard any noise from inside the house. Many people crowded around the house only after the police arrived at the scene.

Venkat, a family friend, said that nobody, including the shopkeepers, heard any noise.

“Chandra Narasimhan had been married to an architect B.K. Narasimhan who passed away about two years ago. Ever since then, the three sisters have been living in the house by themselves. They have been residing here since nearly 50 years,” he said.

Muniyappa, elder brother of the three women, who lives in J.P. Nagar, said Chandra Narasimhan had been slightly weak after she suffered a stroke a few years ago. The victim was using a walker for support and had been unable to resist the attack.

Meanwhile, police officials said that the surviving sisters were shaken due to the trauma they had gone through.

The 88-year-old Munilakshamma, a retired doctor, who managed to rescue her other sister and alerted the family members, also handed over a piece of paper with the name of the plumber Ramachandra and his phone number in it to the police.

Residents and neighbours said that the plumber had been coming to the house since 10 days for repair work.

They said that the plumber was well known to the family and had been carrying out repair works since many years.

Earlier, the plumber’s brother, Janakiram, was also working for them but had stopped coming to the house as he went into real estate business.

Janakiram, who was also informed of the murder, told the police that Ramachandra lives in Parappana Agrahara.

Home Minister R. Ashok visited the spot.

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