BENGALURU: The murder of a 46-year-old Delhi woman in Kothanur here is turning out to be murkier as police suspect she may have been murdered for a paltry sum after all.
Kiran Singh, a former HR manager with an airline, was murdered at her house in Chikkagubbi in Kothanur on May 17. Police initially suspected family members but did not find any motive. After questioning nearly 100 people, including family members, her colleagues at the ashram where she volunteered, and neighbours, police now suspect she may have been killed for money.
“On May 17, the day she was killed, Kiran had withdrawn Rs 10,000 from an ATM. She had purchased some items for a programme the next day. It is likely that somebody watched her movements and followed her home. On finding out that there was no one else in the house, they may have killed her for the money,” police said.
“Kiran Singh’s mobile phone, which was locked, was recently cracked to check for details.
But we have to get more information from it,” an investigating officer said.
Before shifting to Bengaluru in 2011, Kiran Singh had sold her apartment in New Delhi for Rs 2.5 crore.
She had invested in a fixed deposit with National Highways Authority of India and used to get Rs 50,000 as interest every month. She had also rented out a godown she owned, from which she earned Rs 20,000 a month.
After moving to Bengaluru, she was involved with Manasa Foundation, a spiritual organisation, as a volunteer. She was also a meditation instructor. She had built the house in Chikkagubbi six months before she was murdered.