Jalandhar: The body of an elderly woman was on Sunday found at her residence at Guru Nanak Nagar locality here, police said.

The deceased identified as Pritam Kaur (70), a widow, was living alone here as her two sons were in Canada and her daughter was married in Amritsar, police said.

The body was recovered, when Paramjit Kaur, daughter of the deceased who had been unsuccessfully trying to contact Pritam for the last couple of days, visited the house. She found the body lying on the floor with her hands and legs tied, police said. The house had been ransacked and robbery seemed to be the motive behind the crime, police said.

A case has been registered and.investigations are on, the police said.