Dutch woman found dead in Mamallapuram; police quiz boyfriend

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Chennai, Mar 24: A 35-year-old Dutch woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in the famous seashore temple town of Mamallapuram, about 60 km from here, police said today.

The death of Jose Vandy Villite Johanna came to light after her boyfriend Martin Joseph Knocker (32), also of the Netherlands, informed the police yesterday, IG of Police (North Zone) C Sylendra Babu said.

Police were questioning Joseph Knocker as his statement gave rise to suspicion, he said. Joseph Knocker had told police that some unidentified persons barged into the house on the night of Mar 21 and attacked him and he fell unconscious.

When he regained consciousness in the wee hours of Mar 22, he found the woman dead. However, he informed the police only yesterday, more than 26 hours after the incident, Babu told PTI.

The post-mortem of the woman was underway at the government hospital, police said.

PTI 

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