Grieving woman found hanged in room

SHAH ALAM - Two young children were left orphaned after their mother, depressed over the murder of her husband on Wednesday, was found hanged in a room at her mother-in-law's house on Saturday.

Housewife K. Rajamma, 33, was found hanging by a shawl from the ceiling fan in the room.

According to relatives, she was distraught after her husband, E. Krishnamurthy, 31, was hacked to death by a group of men at a Tenaga Nasional Bhd substation where he was the guard.

"Her husband had been released from a three-year prison sentence and had been working as a security guard for over a year now. The fact that he was murdered and had his hand hacked off had deeply disturbed her," said the relative at Rajamma's funeral yesterday.

The relative, who refused to be identified, said just before the incident, Rajamma had said that she had wanted to take a shower.

When she failed to return after a long time, relatives broke down the room door and discovered her hanging.

Rajamma was buried at the Seksyen 21 Hindu cemetery, here, yesterday. She leaves behind two children K. Selvakumar, 5, and K. Hematharishini, 6.