Miscreants attacked former ‘item’ girl Vichitra’s house on the outskirts of the city and killed the actress’ father. Her mother, who also came under attack, has been admitted to a hospital where her condition is stated to be ‘stable’. The culprits then decamped with jewels and hard cash worth lakhs of rupees.
Vichitra hails from the Chellampattarai village in Sunguvarchathiram Taluk near Kancheepuram. Her ancestral home and lands belonging to her family are situated in the adjacent locality. Vichitra’s parents Williams and Mary Vasantha were staying in this house. Besides Vichitra, the old couple has two more daughters and a son who visit their parents occasionally to take care of their health.
In the wee hours of Tuesday (13th September), a couple of thieves entered the premises after breaking open the glass window. They then started searching the bureaus for jewels and cash. Williams, who got up after hearing the sound of glass being broken, shouted at them and they asked him to keep quiet. When they demanded jewels, Williams picked up courage and tried to attack them.
Unfortunately, he fell victim to repeated attack by sickles the culprits had brought along with them. Mary, who couldn’t stand the sight of her husband dying in front of her, was also attacked and she fell unconscious. The thieves then made good their way after looting 20 sovereigns of gold and Rs.10,000 in hard cash. Kasiyammal, the servant-maid who comes in the morning to do daily chores, found the couple lying on the floor and alerted the neighbours.
Vasantha has since been admitted to the Sriperumbudur Govt. Hospital. She has told the police that the attackers appeared to be in their teens.