The 65-year-old woman who was found dead in her flat on Wednesday was choked to death, the post- mortem examination report said on Thursday. Police, however, have no leads about the accused, who are allegedly robbers, nearly 36 hours after the murder.
The woman, the report said, sustained 10 sharp-edged weapon injuries on her body while resisting more than one attackers.
“The cause of death is throttling her to death. She had seven to 10 injuries from a sharp-edged weapon on her face, head, thighs and abdomen. She seemingly resisted the robbers with full might,” Dr Deepak Mathur, who conducted the post-mortem examination, said. The attackers may be more than one, he said.
The report also said the woman died between 12 pm and 12: 30 pm on Wednesday.
The woman, Jaya Rani, was bludgeoned to death allegedly by robbers on Wednesday when she was alone at home in a gated community in Sector 55. The unknown attackers hit Jayarani on her head with a sharp-edged weapon before making off with jewellery and cash, police said.
She also had injuries on the right side of her head and a portion of ear was cut off. The woman, who had a limp, lived in flat number 107 in the first floor of the Brothers Apartment in Sector 55 with her son and daughter-in-law, and their three-and-a-half-year-old daughter.
Police, however, have not been able to find any lead in the case. Officials are still waiting for the CCTV camera footage from the area.
Police suspect somebody who is not a trained killer but came with the intention of a burglary was behind the murder.
“The attackers entered the society from the main gate where the guards were present during the day. Somebody known to he family is behind it. We are questioning people,” a police spokesperson said.
Based on the family’s complaint, an FIR has been registered at the Sector 56 police station for murder (section 302), robbery (section 392) and house trespassing (section 452) of the Indian Penal Code.