The woman, Vennila, went missing a few months back and her father, Chinnaya, had filed a missing complaint with the police.
Later, the police personnel spotted an unclaimed body and showed it to her parents, who "identified" it as that of their "daughter Vennila".
The body was cremated after performing last rites by the family. However, Vennila returned to her parents' home a few days later.
Alangudy police inspector A Panneerselvam told PTI that after taking her statement, Vennila was produced before a court and later sent with her parents.
A probe is on to identify the body that was wrongly presumed to be that of Vennila by her parents, the police inspector said.
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