Police suspect Amrika Devi was killed by her husband Shiv Balak following a quarrel. He has been absconding, leaving behind their three children, after the matter was reported to the police by their neighbours around 9:30 am.
The police said they suspect Mr Balak might have been drunk at the time of the incident and strangulated his wife.
The body had injury marks on the face, the police said.
The body has been sent for autopsy. Area residents told the police that the couple often used to fight, mainly over family issues.