Chennai: The city police arrested two masons Tuesday for murdering a woman and dumping her body in the Chembarambakkam lake.
According to the police, Kovalan (42) of Thiruverkadu lodged a complaint a few days ago that his wife Dhanalakshmi (35), a daily wage-earner, was missing.
He claimed that she had gone to work and did not return home. Police investigations revealed that two men Chakravarthy (32) and Elumalai (42) had taken her to Poonamallee for work.
The two men, missing from their houses, were subsequently arrested by a team of police from Tiruvannamalai.
They told the police that Dhanalakshmi had refused to repay the money she owed them and so they hit her and stole her earrings. When they realised that she had died they dumped her body in the Chembarambakkam lake.
A search is under way since last night to find the body. The Thiruverkadu police have registered a case.