Woman murdered for gain

Woman murdered for gain

A 70-year-old woman was found murdered in a flat in Sampangirama Nagar, central Bengaluru, on Tuesday. 

Santoshi Devi Sultaniya had been living on the first floor of Lisa apartment in KS Garden with her husband Navrang Lal Sultaniya and son Anil Sultaniya. The family hails from Rajasthan and has been living in Bengaluru for the past 50 years. 

Around 3.15 pm, Navrang went to the office of his son, leaving Santoshi alone in the house. Someone came to the flat during this time, killed Santoshi and stole valuables, a senior police officer said. 

The couple's daughter, Kusum, who lives in Chennai, tried contacting Santoshi but she did not return her phone calls. Kusum called up Anil and told him the matter. 

Anil rushed home around 5 pm and was startled to find it locked from inside. He repeatedly knocked on the door but there was no response. He then broke the door open. Santoshi was lying on the ground, bleeding from the nose. There was no other wound on the body. 

The Sampangirama Nagar police, who have opened a case of murder, suspect someone close to the family.