A 35-year-old woman was found murdered in her house in Sirkazhi late Wednesday night.

The murder came to light after the family members returned home from an event. The victim, Kavitha, a widow, was found dead with a slit throat at around midnight. According to the police, it was not a murder for gain as the jewellery on the victim was intact. The needle of suspicion has veered towards the brother-in-law of the victim, who is the only other heir to the property and has a history of enmity with the victim, said a police source.

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