Two held for murdering woman

Two persons, who murdered their mother and buried the body in a graveyard at Surampatti Valasu, were arrested here on Thursday.

Saroja (48) of V.O.C. Street was living with her sons, Vignesh (27), a van driver, and Arun Kumar (23), a plumber. The police said Vignesh had kept Rs. 2,000 in the house and Saroja took the money without informing him.

Angered by it, both Vignesh and Arun came home in an inebriated condition at 2 a.m. on Wednesday and picked a quarrel with Saroja and attacked her with iron rods. As she raised an alarm, neighbours came to the house. The duo promised to take their mother to hospital and took her in an ambulance. The neighbours alerted Erode South Police Station.

The police questioned the two who confessed to have buried the body. The body was exhumed and sent to the District Headquarters and Hospital for autopsy. On Thursday, the body was handed over to relatives.

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