BENGALURU: A 56-year-old woman was murdered at her house in Ramamurthynagar on Monday. She was alone at the time. Police suspect that this could be a murder for gain as `2 lakh and three gold chains were stolen from the house.
The victim has been identified as Bhadrunisa, a widow. She was living with her son Imam, a businessman, and his family at Subramanya Layout, 6th Cross.
A senior police officer said the murder took place in the morning when Bhadrunisa was alone at home while Imam and her daughter-in-law had gone for work. The assailant stabbed her before strangling. Around 12.30pm, Imam came home to have lunch and found his mother lying in a pool of blood and alerted Ramamurthynagar police. The house had been ransacked. Forensic experts and a dog squad inspected the crime scene.
Police said there was no sign of forced entry into the house, located on the first floor. They suspect someone known to the woman to be behind her murder. There are signs that Bhadrunisa tried to resist when she was attacked.
CCTV footage from the area has been obtained to look for any suspicious movements, a police officer said.