Bodies of two elderly women were found at their residence at nearby Cheroor with stab wounds early this morning, police said.

The deceased are Visalakshmi Amma (78), a retired teacher and her sister Saraswathy (68), both spinsters.

Police suspect that they might have been murdered.

According to the neighbours, they had engaged two coconut-tree climbers yesterday and they were missing since this morning.

Gold ornaments weighing 128 grams and Rs 10,000 were found missing, police said.

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