Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Twenty-seven-year-old housewife Ruksana was found murdered in her rented house in Simhadrinagar Colony of Neredmet on Thursday.

Investigators believe the victim was killed two days ago as the body was in initial stages of decomposition and suspect that her husband K.P. Rammohan, who disappeared since Tuesday night, could be involved. The victim’s body was lying on the mattress on the floor in the bedroom, Neredmet Inspector S.V. Hari Krishna, said.

Two empty beer bottles, some curry and ‘chapatis’ were found in the room. Pages in a personal diary, purportedly written by the housewife, suggested that she was worried over her husband’s behaviour of late.

The house owner told the police that Rammohan was last seen around 8 p.m. on Tuesday in the house. The maid grew suspicious when a foul smell emanated and alerted the house owner who went inside the portion and found the woman murdered.