In a suspected murder for gain, a 45-year old Rajasthani woman was murdered by her tenant in her house in Mayiladuthurai on Thursday.

Leela Devi and her husband Darachand, a dealer in electricals, residents of Mahadana Street had rented out a house to the accused Ashok, from Rajasthan. On Thursday afternoon, while Darachand was away, Ashok gained entry into the house in a suspected bid to rob.

However, on being confronted, Ashok stabbed her in a fit of panic. On hearing the commotion, two neighbours made their way to the house to intervene, and suffered knife injuries in the ensuing tussle. Ashok has been arrested.