A 29-year-old person surrendered before a Karur court late on Tuesday in connection with the murder of a woman on Monday.

Police said the body of a woman who was later identified as M. Dhanalakshmi (25) of Andipatti Colony near Aravakurichi was found in the forest area near her locality on Monday.

Hunt for painter

After investigations police were on the lookout for P. Kanagaraj, a painter belonging to Viralipatti near Aravakurichi and who was intimate with the woman after she separated from her husband some time ago.

In the meantime Kanagaraj surrendered before the Judicial Magistrate here on Tuesday. Aravakurichi police are expected to take custody of Kanagaraj for further investigations.