Hyderabad: An 80-year-old woman was found dead with multiple injuries on a road in front of her house at Nednur in Kandukur on Tuesday morning. The police suspects that the woman could have been murdered in the house and her body dragged out by the killers.
The victim was identified as S. Balamani, 80. Her husband Bal Reddy had died of ill-health in 2006 and she was living alone in a house at Nednur under the Rachakonda police commissionerate limits. Their five children including two sons live separately. Balamani’s elder daughter M. Kalamma and her husband Anji Reddy live in Nednur and she used to take care of her elderly mother. Her elder son S. Venkat Reddy, a realtor, lives at Champapet and used to visit her every fortnight.
At around 4.30 am on Tuesday, Anji Reddy found his mother-in-law lying unconscious on the road in front of her house. He and his wife along with the locals checked and found Balamani dead. He immediately alerted Venkat Reddy, who on reaching the spot found that her gold and silver ornaments were stolen. They called the police.
Kandukur inspector E. Jangaiah said that on inspecting the scene of offence it was evident that the woman was throttled to death. Balamani’s body had been dragged on to the road. “Balamani had bleeding injuries to both her wrists, which suggests that her bangles were taken forcibly. An injury was found on her right ear,” he said.
Balamani’s son said her two gold chains weighing five tolas, gold ear tops weighing one tola and silver bangles weighing 10 tolas were missing. The last time anyone saw Balamani alive was when she was sitting outside a neighbour’s house. After that, she was found dead early on Tuesday, said the inspector. A case of murder has been registered and special teams have been formed to investigate the case....