75-year-old woman found dead at home
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The V P Road police are probing the death of a 75-year-old woman who was found dead in her residence in South Mumbai on Thursday. The police are yet to ascertain whether she died of natural causes or was killed. No external injuries were found on her body, an officer said.
According to the police, the deceased has been identified as Sarla Vasudevan, who used to live alone in the Amritwadi area of V P Road. Vadudevan was a divorcee and had no children, said officers. Her death came to light on Thursday morning when her domestic help went to the apartment.
"When the maid rang the doorbell, there was no response. After repeated knocks on the door, she informed Vasudevan's neighbours, who called her relatives. The neighbours broke into the apartment and found her lying motionless in her room," said a police officer, who did not wish to be named.
After the police were informed, Vasudevan's body was taken to JJ Hospital, where she was declared dead on arrival.
Police enquiries revealed that Vasudevan was last seen on Wednesday night when she had visited the local Ganpati mandal for dinner. She was not spotted at 5.30 am when the women in the area usually gather to collect water.
"We are still probing whether this is a case of natural death or murder. It is yet to be ascertained whether anything is missing from the house that was locked from inside," said Additional Commissioner of Police (South) Krishna Prakash.
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