<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>A 70-year-old woman who lived alone was found dead at her residence in a semi-nude state in west Delhi’s Khayala area. The victim was found with multiple stab injuries and her head bludgeoned, on Wednesday evening.Police sources suspect robbery behind the murder and also said that an initial probe has revealed that a suspiciously dressed woman, carrying a lady’s purse, was captured in a camera installed near the deceased’s house.Identified as Laxmi Devi, the victim had been living alone in her house since the death of her only son five years ago, after which her daughter-in-law went to stay with her parents. The woman also has five daughters, all of whom are married.According to the police, the woman had her relatives living in the neighbourhood. It was her nephew Vinod who had visited her on Wednesdayevening and then raised an alarm on finding her dead.“Vinod had visited his aunt last evening. When the bell went unanswered, he noticed that the main door was locked from outside. As he went inside to check – in one of the rooms on the ground floor of the house – Laxmi Devi was found lying in a pool of blood next to a cot. He said there were no clothes on the top half of her body, therefore he called other members of the family who then called the police and she was rushed to a hospital, where the doctors declared her brought dead,” said a senior police officer.Police said the woman had head injuries and eight stab wounds suspected to have been caused by an ice pick. Devi had stab marks on her back, breast and face, police said.Police said that the entry to the house was not forced. “Family members have alleged that valuables have been missing from the elderly woman’s house. A primary probe has shown a suspicious character was passing by her house. Family members have said that a few labourers had visited her a few days ago. The matter is being probed from all the possible angles and a case of murder has been registered. Post-mortem report is awaited,” said the officer.

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Senior stabbed to death at home