A 31-year-old Bengaluru software engineer was found dead with strangle marks on her neck in an apartment in east-Bengaluru on Tuesday.
Kusuma Rani, the deceased, was a resident of Mahaveer Kings Place, in Kadugodu and had been working at IBM at Whitefield area in Bengaluru since September 2014, reported The New Indian Express.
The incident came to light when Nidhi Sharma with whom Kusuma shared her flat, had left to work at 9AM and returned at 7:30pm only to see her flatmate bleeding from her ears, mouth and nose, reported Deccan Herald.
Nidhi immediately called out to the neighbours and police. Kusumaâ€™s body was taken to the nearby hospital.
According to newspaper reports, Kusuma, who was a native of Punjab, had worked in Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh before moving to Bengaluru. She used to go to office only a couple of times a week and would work from home on other days. Kusuma had worked from home on the fateful day.
The apartment security guards told the police that someone had reportedly come to visit Kusuma at 12:30PM and had left at 3:00PM. The visitor had to wait for half an hour before meeting her, as Kusuma had stepped out, reported TNIE.
Police have refused to share information about visitorâ€™s information entered in the register as disclosure might adversely affect probe.
â€śNo valuables have gone missing, nor was the house ransacked, and this leads us to suspect the murder was not for gain,â€ť a senior police officer said.
Investigators have sent fingerprints and some strands of hair, suspected to be the visitorâ€™s, for forensic analysis.
During the investigation it had emerged that Kusuma was a divorcee and was looking to get married. She had lodged a complaint at the Kadugodi police about a man she had met through matrimonial site, saying that he had cheated her of Rs.4 lakh by promising to marry her, reported Deccan Herald.