The police have recovered gold jewellery worth ₹12 lakh from two persons, including a 60-year-old man accused in twin murders in 2015 and 2017 respectively. A team led by Superintendent of Police C. Maran recently arrested the main accused, P. Arumugam of Arumarthapuram, and Sathish alias Selvam, 34, of Karuvadikuppam, who helped the former in disposing of the stolen jewellery.
According to the police, the first murder was reported in 2015. Arumugam, hailing from Chennai, had settled down in his mother-in-law’s house at Arumarthapuram near here. He gambled and bet heavily on horse racing. He would take money from his mother-in-law’s sister Kalaivani in Muthialpet on a daily basis.
On September 21, 2015, Arumugam went to Kalaivani’s house and demanded money for betting. When she refused to give him money, he attacked her with a kitchen knife and took away valuables in the house. Arumugam also allegedly murdered Kalaivani’s mother Krishnaveni on May 23, 2017 and took away 15 sovereigns of jewellery. A special police team arrested the duo. The police took them into custody and recovered 47 sovereigns of jewellery worth ₹12 lakh from them.