Berhampur, Jan 12: Unidentified miscreants allegedly killed a 65-year-old woman and looted jewellery from her house in Mahadeipur village under Jarada police limits in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Monday night.
The deceased has been identified as Mukta Pradhan of the village.
As per reports, the elderly woman was alone in her house when the incident occured. While her elder son has been staying in another house in the village, her younger son is settled in Sambalpur.
The incident came to light this morning when the neighbours spotted the body in her house. They immediately informed the police about the incident.
The police rushed to the spot and seized the body, which will be sent to a hospital for autopsy test.
It is being suspected that the miscreants strangulated the woman to death while she was sleeping alone in her house and later decamped with jewellery, a police official said.
“We have seized the body for post-mortem. Further investigation is underway,” he added.