Chennai: Ex-BPO staff found dead

Murdered by her lover, body dumped in toilet.

Chennai: A 23-year old woman, who was forced to quit her job in a BPO, was found dead inside a toilet in a commercial complex in North Beach, on Monday afternoon. She was reportedly murdered by her lover on Sunday night and her body was dumped in the toilet, which was latched from outside.

The incident came to light only on Monday afternoon when one of the tenants of the building, rushed to the restroom only to find the woman lying unconscious there.

The body was subsequently moved to Government Stanley Hospital for post-mortem and fingerprints from the crime scene were recovered. Identified as Vinodhini, (23), who was living with her aunt's family in Angappan Naicken street in North Beach, she was declared dead by the medical team from 108 emergency services.

Inquiries revealed that Vinodhini left her aunt's house on Sunday night on the pretext of meeting a friend and never returned. She was in a relationship with Tamilselvan, who was also her colleague in an ITES company where she was employed until six months ago.

The relationship led to quarrels in her foster family as it was vehemently opposed. The family was raising her after her parents died when she was a child. The family convinced her to leave her job, and advised her against the relationship. Subsequently, she was sent to live with her aunt here in North Beach. The family also ensured she would not look for other jobs. However, Tamilselvan who was in touch with her, reportedly insisted that she come with him.

Cops suspect that Tamilselvan could have sought an audience with her with the intent of convincing her to elope with him and the woman could have refused. Since it was a Sunday night and all the shops were closed, the complex, a few metres away from Vinodhini's residence, had become the spot selected for the meeting.

"She had chosen to part ways with him, which could have angered him. He could have strangled her with his bare hands. He has disappeared since the incident", said a senior police official. Efforts are on to collect all available footage to get the image of Tamilselvan and his friends are also being quizzed about his involvement with Vinodhini.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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