The deceased, Chitra of Kovilambakkam near Pallikaranai, was working in a textile shop in Velacherry. She had married Mani (40) 10 years ago but the couple separated a year ago. They have no children. On Wednesday, the Kaayar police received an alert that the body of a woman with injuries on the head was found dumped in the bushes. They retrieved the body and sent it to Chengalpattu government hospital. Her ornaments were not looted but her clothes were not in place. On Thursday morning, Mani confirmed that it was his wife’s body.