Pramesh S Jain & Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)
n aged home alone woman was found murdered in her house in HSR Layout on Saturday afternoon.
Prima Facie it looks like murder for gain as some valuables including gold jewellery are missing form the house.
The deceased has been identified as Jayashree, 82,a resident of HSR Layout first sector.
According to the preliminary investigation police said that Jayashree was staying alone in the ground floor of a residential two storey building. She was the owner of the building.
CK Baba,Deputy commissioner of police (South-East)with other officers and staff visited the spot and after visiting the spot and collecting information he said that it appears to be the case of murder for gain.
The assailant has taken away some gold jewellery, silver articles, cash and other valuables after killing the aged woman.
We have formed four special teams to nab the miscreant.Each team is given different tasks.We will arrest the miscreant at the earliest,Baba added.
Further he said that the woman was killed in between 10.10 pm to 12.10 am.The incident came to light on Saturday around 1.30 pm when one of the tenants staying in Jayashree’s building suspected something fishy as they didn’t find coming out since morning and the door was kept open. The tenant pushed the door to find her lying dead on the floor.
The miscreant has gagged her mouth with a cloth and used two more pieces of clothes to strangulate her to death.
After the death of her husband a few years ago Jayashree was staying alone in the house.She was survived by two children, one is staying in Canada while another is staying in Kammanahalli in East Bengaluru.
We suspect that the miscreant was known to the deceased as there was no force entry.She must have opened the door for the deceased, but the miscreant had searched for the valuables and the household articles were scattered on the floor, a senior officer said.
The body was shifted to the mortuary after the sniffer dog squad, fingerprint experts,forensic science laboratory officials visited the crime spot and collected a few evidence.
A case of murder is registered at HSR Layout police station and further investigation is on.
The family members are yet to give the exact details of the valuables missing.Even they are not aware of the details as they were staying separately for many years he added.