The body of a woman was found in her residence on the ground floor of a flat in Veliyannur on Saturday night. The deceased was identified as Maheswari, 27, wife of Sasikumar of Tiruchirapalli, an employee in a private financial institution.

He complained to the police that Rs.10 lakh collected for the financial institution and kept in an almirah in his residence was missing. He told the police that he found his wife lying in a pool of blood when he returned from office on Saturday around 7 p.m.

He had forced the door open with the help of the security guard in the flat. The police suspect it to be a case of murder. The murder is suspected to have been committed on Saturday morning. Sasikumar and Maheswari got married four months ago.

Top police officials visited the spot. Forensic experts examined the place.

The body has been kept in the mortuary of the Government Medical College Hospital in Mulankunnathukavu.