Doctor’s wife killed, jewels stolen

The wife of a senior homoeopathic doctor was found murdered on Sunday morning at her residence, a few metres away from the police sub-control in Langer House. The body of P. Raja Kumari, 54, was found by her husband, homoeopathic physician P. Nageshwar Rao, 71, at their house in Padmanabhanagar Colony, near Lakshminagar Chowrasta. A plate of idli lay near the victim, and the television set was on. There were no injuries on her body except traces of blood from her nose, a scratch mark on her left ear and another on her neck.

The police said that the murder took place at around 10.30 am when she was alone at her house. Four tolas of gold, including her gold chain, two pairs of bangles and earrings were missing. The culprits did not touch anything else except gold. According to Langer House inspector N.B. Ratnam, Dr Rao had retired as an assistant account officer in the Accountant General’s office in 2002. He had married Raja Kumari after the death of his first wife; he has four children, two sons and two daughters, from his first marriage.