A woman was found dead with multiple stab injuries in the beach near Vettuvankani here on Thursday night.
Police said P. Devi (29) of Periya Neelankarai Kuppam was found dead along the shoreline. Fishermen who noticed the body informed the Neelankarai police. The body was shifted to the Government Royapettah Hospital for post-mortem. A special team of the Neelankarai police is investigating.
At least 200 persons, including ex-convicts and suspected anti-social elements, were detained by the police in a special drive that commenced on Wednesday night. According to police sources, special teams conducted a storming operation and detained several persons wanted in various crimes. Besides executing arrest warrants, police took an undertaking for good conduct from more than 100 persons who had come to the adverse notice of the police.