A 56-year-old woman was murdered and robbed while she was sleeping, alone at her house in Doddanekundi village in HAL on Tuesday.

The victim has been identified as Muniyamma, wife of Malla Reddy, a watchman. The incident occurred when Malla Reddy was away at work. The assailants reportedly crushed Muniyamma’s head with a boulder and robbed her gold chain.

Though preliminary investigations by the police revealed that it was a murder for gain, the police are also looking at other motives.