In a murder for gain case, a 35-year-old woman was killed in her house at Adavathur on the city’s outskirts and gold jewellery taken away from her.

The victim H. Bahaduri was alone when the culprits struck. Her daughters were away in schools and her husband Hussain Khan was looking after a vessels shop here when the murder took place. The police source said the culprits reportedly gagged the woman and attacked with a sharp weapon on her stomach and neck, killing her and took away gold jewellery weighing five sovereigns. The murder came to light after her daughters returned from school. Senior police officials inspected the crime scene and conducted enquiries. The Somarasampettai police are investigating.