PALAKKAD: A 47 year old housewife Sheela was brutally murdered by an unidentified gang Tuesday and gold looted from her house. Sheela is the wife of eminent industrialist of the city Jayakrishnan. Sheelas mother Karthyayani (70) was hacked and was admitted to Kovai Medical Center Coimbatore. Her condition is serious.
The body of Sheela had a deep wound in the neck and also a scar possibly after she had been strangled. Both the ears of Sheela have been cut apart. The police believe that the miscreants cut her ears in order to grab her earrings.
Both the bodies of Sheela and Karthyayani were first seen by Jayakrishnan who came to the house in the noon to have meals.
The murder and theft are believed to have happened in between 9 in the morning and 1.30 in the noon.
There was no one else in the house except Sheela and her mother