The woman was hit on her dead with a heavy, blunt object several times, said sources in the police. Usha Devi, who had lived in the apartment with her husband and daughter for the last 15 years, was last seen around 5 pm yesterday, the police said.
The flat was found ransacked. The police believe someone known to the woman had entered the flat as there were no signs of forced entry or struggle.
A case has been filed at the Hauz Khas police station based on her daughter's statement, said a senior officer. The police have also detained a few people for questioning, say sources.
The Delhi government on April 10, said a commission for the safety of senior citizens will soon be set up and a 13-member committee, formed by the state government has already submitted its report.
A senior official of the Delhi government said the report is currently pending with the law department for vetting. The national capital has around 12 lakh elderly people (60 years and above) as per the 2011 Census data.
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