Coimbatore, Feb 4: One person was on Thursday, Feb 4 arrested on charges of strangling an 85-year-old woman and putting the body in a water tank, near her house on the city outskirts.
The body was found floating in a water tank yesterday.
A 12 gram gold chain, worn by the woman, was missing from her person. Post-mortem reported revealed that the death was due to strangulation and investigations led to the nabbing of one Shaktivel, hailing from Gudiyattam in Vellore district, police said.
He was working with the woman's grandson. Shaktivel confessed that he was sleeping outside the woman's the previous night as he was to visit his native place early morning, police said.
When he saw the woman outside the house in the early hours, he attempted to snatch the chain.As the woman resisted, he strangulated her, snatched the chain and put the body in the tank, police said.