Ritukumari Sharma, 30, a resident of New Panvel was found murdered in her apartment on Wednesday. Police suspect robbery to be the motive for the killing. The incident took place in a third floor flat of Bhumika society in sector 10 at New Panvel.
Her husband Rakesh, who handles maintenance at a quarry was away at the time. Her 5-year-old son was at school.
According to police inspector Vivek Lavand of Panvel police station, “Sharma has been strangulated to death by a rope.”