67-Year-Old Woman Murdered In Delhi's Hauz Khas, House Ransacked, Say Police

An elderly woman was found murdered in a posh locality of south Delhi. Cops say she was hit on her head with blunt object

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67-Year-Old Woman Murdered In Delhi's Hauz Khas, House Ransacked, Say Police

Elderly woman murdered in Delhi on Monday, cops launch investigation


New Delhi:  An elderly woman was found murdered at her home in south Delhi's posh Hauz Khas area on Monday evening. 67-year-old, Usha Devi, was found lying in a pool of blood by her daughter, after she came back from work, said the police.

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.

Usha Devi's husband is retired officer of the Central Public Works Department or CPWD and her daughter works at Delhi-based private firm. 

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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