The charred and decomposed body of a woman was found in a at her residence on New Bazaar Street in K.R. Puram on Friday night. She was living alone in a rented house in a three-storeyed building.

The police identified the deceased as Vidhya Chattanatha Iyer (35), a native of Tamil Nadu worked as a data entry assistant in a Pune-based software company. .

The police found an empty kerosene bottle nearby. The entrance to the house was locked from inside.

The K.R. Puram police have registered a case of unnatural death and are investigating.