The lady, a divorcee, used to live alone in her residence where she had moved in 15 days ago. A police spokesperson said that she may have been raped before being smothered to death.
The post-mortem report confirmed death due to asphyxia. The report also stated that there were severe injuries on her private parts.
According to the police, it was the victim's neighbour who reported the crime. "The incident occurred between Saturday night and Sunday morning," said a policeman.
Meanwhile a medical report is still awaited.
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