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Wife arrested four years after Veeerappan's death

Vicky Nanjappa | November 26, 2008 12:14 IST

In a pre-dawn operation, the wife of notorious forest brigand Veerappan was arrested on the Karnataka-Tamil Nadu border in connection with several crimes she committed along with her deceased husband.

Muthulakshmi, wife of Veerappan, the man who haunted the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu for several years, was arrested by the Karnataka police near Mettur early Wednesday morning.

Muthulakshmi, who is said to have a role in almost every crime that her husband committed, was picked up as a prime accused in the Palar bomb blast case in which 22 people were killed.

She is also being charged for the Rangaswamyvadi incident in which five persons were murdered and also the attack on the Rampura police station in which five policemen lost their lives. The cops booked her for the murder of Deputy Conservator of Forests Srinivas.

Muthulakshmi was walking free following this gory crimes and she had also managed to gather some sympathy after her husband's death.

Her husband, who was involved in several horrific crimes including the abduction of matinee idol late Dr Rajkumar, was killed in an operation conducted by the Special Task Force four years ago.

Muthulakshmi will be brought to the Chamrajnagar police station in Karnataka at 12 noon today following which she will be produced before a court.


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