The deceased has been identified as Harshamani Bagh. She was a pension account holder and was staying alone in her house in Word No-16 of the NAC.
According to reports, the neighbours today morning noticed that tiles of the roof of her house were removed and a ladder was stationed beside the wall.
Suspecting something was wrong in the house, the neighbours entered the house through the front door, which was opened, and found the woman lying dead. The house was allegedly burgled as everything in the house was ransacked.
The immediately informed her relatives and called the local police.
The neighbours said, the elderly woman was staying alone in the house while her close relatives are staying in another street of the town. She had jewellery worth lakhs of rupees, they said adding that she was always ready to help the needy.
Meanwhile, Kotpad police reached the spot and started investigation into the matter.