A 40-year-old woman was found murdered near Sarjapur in the HSR Layout police station limits here on Sunday night.

The HSR Layout police, who are investigating, identified the victim as Prameela Prakash of Kudathini near Sarjapur. The body, with multiple injuries, was found near a walkway near Sarjapur at around 8.30 p.m.

The victim was a pygmy (tiny deposit saving scheme) collector of a private bank and also a volunteer of a non-governmental organisation.

A stone was found by the side of her body, the police said.