The body of the housewife was found lying at the doorstep of her flat and the assailant has spared her two-and-a-half-year-old child who was also present in the house at the time of attack.
The source said the police received information about the crime around 1pm. “We are still on the crime scene and we are conducting investigation. It looks like she opened the door to a stranger,” he said in the evening. However, he ruled out robbery as a motive as nothing has been found missing in the preliminary investigation.
The motive remains unknown at the moment, said the source.
Family friends said the victim hailed from south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Her husband was away at his workplace when the incident took place.
“He was informed about it by the police. They went to his office and brought him home,” said one friend.
“They are a nice couple and she was a quiet lady as far as we know. Whatever may be the reason, it is a horrific tragedy that has struck the family.”
The body of the victim has been transferred to the forensic mortuary.
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