French citizen murdered in Pondy

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Puducherry, Oct 10: A 76-year-old French citizen was found murdered at her house on Needarajapiiar Street here on Friday, Oct 10 morning.

According to police, A Alain Sinaff and her husband Anthwan Sinaff had been staying in Puducherry after his retirement from French Government Service. The couple's two sons are in France.

Recently, the 80-year-old Anthwan lost his memory and reached a stage where he could understand nothing.

Maids Chitra of Govindasaalai here and Kavitha of Veerampatinam were helping Alain and her husband while a teenager from Muthialpet, Prabhu, used to purchase things for the house.

Last evening, Kavitha who used to spent the night with the aged couple, left for home.

When she returned at 0800 hours this morning, she found Alain dead on the sofa with a stab wound on her neck and informed the police.

Police swung into action and summoned the other woman and questioned them.

Besides taking fingerprints, sniffer dogs were also pressed into service. The diamond jewellery Alain was wearing were found missing.

The details of the missing items could not be known immediately.

Police suspect Prabhu who was said to be absconding.


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