Coimbatore woman’s death: Murder or mishap?

Coimbatore: The police have said that they found no strangulation marks on the neck and body of a woman who was apparently thrown out of a car at Avinashi Road in Peelamedu in Coimbatore on Monday.

The incident was caught on camera and the visuals went viral. Though the police initially suspected that it could be a murder, after obtaining forensic reports, police said that the woman could have died in an accident.

The police are yet to trace the identity of the semi-clad woman whose face was disfigured. Visuals from a surveillance camera of a shop at Chinniyampalayam showed the woman’s body dragged for a few metres on the wet road after a multi utility vehicle (MUV) passed the section of Avinashi Road.

Police are trying to locate the plate number of the Scorpio car from the CCTV visuals. According to police sources, forensic doctors estimated the age of the woman between 60 and 65 years. There was no strangulation mark on the neck or other signs of foul play.

Police said that the elderly woman, who appeared to be a destitute, could have been hit by the MPV and the MPV had dragged the dead body for some distance before it detached from the vehicle.


NT Bureau