Police said that J. Anthony (83) of Kansapuram, who was arrested in a murder case and was out on bail, found that cash and gold jewellery from his house were missing. The man, who had a live-in relationship, with a 55-year-old woman, had an argument with her. When he asked the woman to accompany him to some place, the woman had refused.
When he pulled her, she fell down and the man left in a huff. On his return, he found that the woman was dead and after post-mortem the man was arrested for murder.
The police picked up a suspect identified as M. Vijayakumar (36) of Kansapuram. During interrogation, he had reportedly told the police about the burglary along with two of his accomplices, K. Ganesan (46) of Tiruvedagam and A. Selvakumar (33) of Kalavasal.
The Tallakulam police found that the accused had bought motorbikes with the loot and were leading a luxurious life. The police recovered over seven sovereigns of gold, ₹8 lakh in cash and the three bikes.
The police found that the accused had pledged 80 sovereigns of the gold with a finance company.
The police suspect that the accused had sneaked into the house of Anthony, when he was in jail for more than two months. Further investigation is under way.