In an incident reported, a woman living home-alone in Haradi in the town was found dead on Thursday night.
The deceased was identified as Vinodini Kamath (79); her daughter lives with her husband in Bengaluru.
It is said that Vinodini resided in a rented house belonging to Karadka Ballal. On Thursday, Ballal’s family found a strange smell emanating from Vinodini’s house. The police were informed and on checking they found that Vinodini’s was gagged and was likely strangled. However, the exact cause would be determined only after the autopsy.
The almirah was found open, due to which police suspect it might have been a murder for gain.
A case was registered and investigations are on.