KRISHNAGIRI: Police have arrested seven persons in connection with the murder and two on the charges of house breaking in the district and recovered 43 sovereigns of gold jewellery and 600 gram of silver ornaments, said Pramod Kumar, Inspector General of Police, Western Region here on Friday.
He also inspected the recovered jewellery at the office of the Superintendent of Police in Krishnagiri.
According to a press release, seven youths were arrested in connection with the murder on Thursday by a special team led by P. Sekar, Inspector, Mathigiri Circle and recovered 12 sovereigns of gold jewellery and 600 gram of silver bangles and cash Rs. 3000.
The youths Jothish, Itumadugu, Manju alias Manjunath, Vinay, Deepak, Sunil Kumar and Jagadesh all under 19 years of age murdered Shakila Banu (58) of Kalukondapalli village near Hosur on January 30 and escaped with the jewellery and cash.
In an house breaking case, a special team on February 22 recovered six sovereign of jewellery, a pair of silver chain and arrested two persons.
The accused Lawrance from Mathakondapalli and Narasimhan of Mittapalli broke open the residence of Ramachandran of Balepalli and stole the gold and silver worth Rs. 42,000 and escaped.
In another case, police have recovered 25 sovereigns of gold jewellery worth Rs. 2 lakh from the accused Nagaraj of Omalar on the same day of the occurrence of the crime at the Krishnagiri town bus stand. Ramamoorthy of Mangalapatti lost his jewellery at the bus stand and complained to the Krishnagiri Town Police on February 6, the note added.
Mr. Pramod Kumar also gave away certificate for the meritorious services to an Inspector and two Sub-Inspectors. He also gave away cash award to 13 policemen who were involved in investigating the above cases.
DIG, Salem Range, K. Vanniya Perumal, Superintendent of Police Anisha Hussein were present.