Kandasamy (70) is a widower and was living in Basthi Garden along with the family of his third daughter Baama.
Couple of days before, leaving Kandasamy at Home, Baama and her family left for Dharumapuri to attend an event there.
Knowing that the old man is alone, thieves have tried to enter the house and rob. As Kandasamy tried to prevent the robbers, they have killed him by tightening a rope around his throat.
Robbers managed to escape with few lacs of cash, lot of jewellery and other valuables.
Today morning, when servants came for work, they found Kandasamy murdered and alerted police and also his relatives.
HUDCO kaaval has registered a case and are investigating.