Man held

Special Correspondent

TAMBARAM: Chennai Suburban Police arrested a 37-year-old man on Monday in connection with the murder of a 50-year-old woman in Ambattur on Saturday.

A release from Commissioner S. R. Jangid said V. Sarojini was found dead by her husband, T.Venkatesan (61) in their house in Sivananda Nagar. Jewellery weighing about two sovereigns and Rs.3,000 were missing from the house, according to Venkatesan. As there was construction activity going on around the house, police interrogated a number of workers, who said that one of them, R. Marimuthu (37), had visited the house. Policemen picked up Marimuthu early on Monday, who confessed that he murdered the woman. He was earlier arrested in 2007 for the murder of his wife.