Taking a serious view of the gruesome murder of a woman software professional inside Siruseri IT Park, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Sunday ordered the CB-CID to take up investigation.

The day after the decomposed body of 23-year old Uma Maheswari, a Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) employee, was found in an isolated spot off the first main road of the IT Park, Director-General of Police (DGP) K. Ramanujam inspected the site and held enquiries.

M.Subbaiah, Inspector, Kelambakkam police station, was suspended on Sunday for slackness in investigation, said a senior official who accompanied the DGP. Rajendra Prasad, Inspector, Thazhambur police station, has been given additional charge of Kelambakkam station.

Meanwhile, the post-mortem report has ruled out the possibility of sexual assault. “Her throat was cut and there were four stab injuries on her abdomen, but there was nothing to indicate a sexual assault,” said P. Parasakthi, Professor of Forensic Medicine at Chengalpattu Government Hospital and Medical College.

The body was in a highly decomposed state.

2 lakh reward

The DGP issued a note on Sunday announcing a reward of up to Rs. 2 lakh for information leading to the identity of the culprits or helping in apprehending them.

Anyone having who witnessed anything suspicious in the area (around 10 pm on February 13) or has any information can call 044-22502500, 22502510 or 98410-59989 or mail tocbcyber@nic.in.

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