Hyderabad: Unidentified persons murdered an old woman in her house at Pochampally here late night on Thursday. She is suspected to have been throttled to death.
Police are also investigating if she was murdered as part of a sorcery act.
Pochampally police said the victim, identified as A.Mallamma (70), lived alone in the house while her children lived in Hyderabad. She was last seen on Thursday around 7 pm by neighbours.
The killers entered into the house when Mallamma was alone and throttled her. They had also applied vermilion on her face and body.
A neighbour who found her dead informed the police who have inspected the crime scene along with the Dog Squad and the CLUES team.
The Pochampally police booked a case and are investigating