The victim, Monika Srivatsava, a student of Bangalore City College, Banaswadi, was found dead with her throat slit at her residence by her sister Anjali, a copy editor by profession.
According to Anjali, she spoke to her sister at 1 pm that day after she finished her exam and reached home. She tried calling Anjali several times after that but got no response. On reaching home at 6.30 pm, she found her sister lying in a pool of blood.
"Around 7 pm, our control room got a message saying that a dead body was found in a house. Our officers rushed to the spot. There were no marks on the door to suggest any forced entry. However, there were signs of struggle the victim apparently put up before she was killed. We have found footprints in the house, suggesting more than one person's involvement. There is only one wound in her body and that is the slit on her throat. And she died due to massive loss of blood," said Narasimhaiah, Assistant Commissioner of Police.
"We are collecting evidence. As of now, it looks like some people known to her have committed the crime," said investigating officers.
"We had Additional English exam today. We saw her in the college. As far as our knowledge is concerned, she has never been involved in incidents that had the potential of costing Monika her life," said Anurag, Monika's classmate.