Grandson, 31, is charged with murdering his 89-year-old grandmother who was stabbed to death in her own flat

  • Verushan Manoharan, 31, is accused of killing Sakunthala Francis
  • Paramedics rushed to flat in Thornton Heath, south London , and discovered the pensioner, then called police when she was pronounced dead at the scene
  • Manoharan was arrested later that evening in nearby Croydon, south London

A 31-year-old man has been charged with murdering his grandmother.

Verushan Manoharan appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court on Thursday after being charged with stabbing 89-year-old Sakunthala Francis to death.

Emergency services were called to a home in Brigstock Road, Croydon, south London, at around 9.20pm on Tuesday.

Paramedics tried to save the pensioner but she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Verushan Manoharan, 31, is accused of killing Sakunthala Francis after she was discovered with knife wounds at around 9.20pm on Tuesday

Verushan Manoharan, 31, is accused of killing Sakunthala Francis after she was discovered with knife wounds at around 9.20pm on Tuesday

Paramedics rushed to the flat in Thornton Heath, south London, and discovered the pensioner, then called police when she was pronounced dead at the scene

Paramedics rushed to the flat in Thornton Heath, south London, and discovered the pensioner, then called police when she was pronounced dead at the scene

Today Scotland Yard confirmed the suspect and the alleged victim are grandmother and grandson

Today Scotland Yard confirmed the suspect and the alleged victim are grandmother and grandson

Manoharan was arrested a short while later at another address in Croydon.

He appeared at Croydon Magistrates’ Court where he was remanded in custody to attend the Old Bailey on Monday for a bail application hearing.

Manoharan has also been listed to appear at the same court on July 21.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.  

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