79-year-old woman on Tuesday was allegedly strangled to death by a gang of robbers in her Matunga home in Mumbai after she tried to fight them.
The incident came to light Tuesday night when Vasanta Lakshminarayan’s house maid spotted her lying motionless in her ground floor residence in the BMC building. The victim Vasanta lived alone in her ground-floor flat of a four-storeyed building in Matunga Labour camp.
The maid tried to revive Iyer but had to call in a neighbour. Later the police were informed and the old woman was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival. Later the post-mortem report revealed that the cause of death was strangulation.
The Shahu Nagar police have registered a robbery and a murder case against unidentified people and are scrutinising the CCTV footage from the area to trace the accused.
The cops suspect that Lakshminarayan tried to fend off robbers, who strangulated the woman using her stole.
As per the report, the ornaments she was wearing were also stolen. Since the house was in disarray state, it looks like the robbers also stole the cash and other valuables. We have registered a case and