A 73-year-old woman was found with her throat slit at her Malad (West) residence on Sunday night.
According to the Malad police, the victim, Nirmala Vora, who lived with her 52-year-old daughter Chetana, was alone at their one room-kitchen house in Nemani Chawl on SV Road.
Chetana, who runs a juice center at a shopping mall in Malad, came home around 11.30pm and found her mother lying in a pool of blood. She informed the neighbours, who then called the police.
Preliminary investigation revealed that robbery was the motive behind the murder as cash and valuables worth Rs3.3 lakh were missing from the victim’s house.