MUMBAI: A 60-year-old woman in Kurla area of Mumbai was allegedly killed by an unidentified person who fled with her gold jewellery worth over Rs 5 lakh, police said on Monday.
The incident took place on Sunday night in Jagruti Nagar locality of Kurla where the woman was staying alone, they said.
The assailant allegedly attacked her with a sharp weapon and stole her jewellery worth Rs 5.7 lakh, a police official said.
The incident came to light after the woman’s daughter, who lives in a nearby building, visited the flat. On finding the house locked from outside, she opened it with another set of keys and found her mother lying inside in a pool of blood, he said.
She alerted the police who rushed to the spot and took the victim to Rajawadi Hospital where she was declared dead on arrival, the official said.
“We have registered a case of murder against an unidentified person. No arrest has been made so far. Further investigation is underway,” Nehru Nagar police station’s senior inspector Vilas Shinde said.