Thane: A 52-year-old housewife from Ambernath here was killed after being robbed by unidentified men, who barged into her house, police said today.
The incident took place in Vadavali residential locality late last night when the miscreants forced their way into the house and gagged her before they slit her throat using a knife, API Rajendra Khade told PTI. They later fled with her ornaments, weighing around 40 grams, police said.
The woman died on the spot and her body has been sent for postmortem. According to police, at the time of the incident the woman's husband and son were not at home, and it was only on their return that they came to know about the murder.
The Shivaji Nagar police have registered an offence under sections 302 and 394 of the IPC following a complaint by the family and searches are on to nab the killers.