'Dead' woman returns home after two months

MALAYSIA - A young woman in Pudukkottai district who went missing and was later declared dead by the police, returned alive last week, two months after her alleged murder.

The police are now checking the identity of the body that was handed over to the parents of the woman, presumed to be murdered, reported Malaysia Nanban.

It was reported that Alangudi police found a woman's body with her head severed in a forest area in Rasiyamangalam in August.

On seeing the reports in newspapers, Chinnaiah from Thirukalampur village approached the police and said that the body of the young woman could be his daughter Vennila, 21, who had gone missing since July.

Since the body somewhat resembled Vennila, Chinnaiah accepted the body handed over to him by the police without performing any scientific tests and further identification.

Chinnaiyah took the body and performed the last rites in the presence of relatives and villagers.

To everyone's shock, Vennila returned to her village last week in view of Deepavali.

She said she left the village after quarrelling with her parents and husband, and went to Coimbatore to work.