Chennai: In a shocking incident, the body of 67-year-old Rohini Premkumari, a renowned oncologist, was found murdered at her home in Egmore.
According to various reports, Dr Rohini, who was found with her hands and legs were tied with a rope, was apparently hit on her head with an iron rod.
Her mouth was closed with a medical tape.
The Hindu has quoted police officials investigating the case as saying: “Around 10.30 am on Sunday, her mother Subhadra Nair (88), who can barely walk, was waiting for her food. When there was no response to her calls to Rohini, she called Mr Parameswaran (a relative) to come and check.”
The duo then found Dr Rohini's body in the garden area of her palatial house.
The victim’s relatives alleged that Dr Rohini had a tiff with a contractor a few days ago. “We are investigating the murder from all possible angles and special crime teams have been formed to trace the assailant,” police said.
According to police, there were signs of struggle in the lawn. “The lights were found switched on well into the day. We suspect the murder may have happened on Saturday night when the doctor was taking a walk on her lawn,” police said.