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Chennai: After 10 Months, Murder Accused Nabbed in Delhi

Chennai: After 10 Months, Murder Accused Nabbed in Delhi :- The special police team investigating the case of the sensational murder of an elderly couple in Avadi nabbed the accused from the national capital, New Delhi, nearly after 10 months of the incidence.

Chennai: Murder Accused Nabbed in Delhi

The accused in the case, who is an Andhra couple, was brought to the city and police are questioning them on Saturday morning.

According to the reports, the elderly couple Jagadeesan (68) and his second wife Vishalini (60), who were residing in Ayyapan Nagar layout near Avadi, were found murdered in their house on November 27, 2018. It is suspected that the accused had murdered them both by slamming an iron rod on their heads. The weapon was later found in the backyard of the house.

Reportedly, the house was also burgled and 20 sovereigns of gold and 40 lakh cash were also stolen.

Earlier, police suspected the role of a recently-hired servant in the murder as the couple had hired a man named Suresh Kumar from Andhra Pradesh a fortnight before the murder. He was staying in the servant quarters with wife Bhuvalakshmi and a child. After the murder, the couple went missing, giving room for police to suspect them.

As per the police investigation, Suresh Kumar was an accused wanted in as many as 21 cases, including murders in his native, Andhra Pradesh.

After a week of the murder, police traced the CCTV footage of the accused boarding a train from Chennai Central along with his wife and child. Though the footage and photographs of the accused but there was no progress.

After a long standstill, in the case, as there was no progress in the case, based on a tip-off, a special team headed by Avadi inspector Kaliraj rushed to New Delhi and nabbed the accused from a hideout in Haridwar near Delhi.

Meanwhile, as per reports, the couple allegedly confessed to have killed the elderly couple.