Bengaluru, Oct 8: The Twitter account of murdered perfumer and researcher Monika Ghurde is a reflection of her immense passion and love for everything that smells sweet to the senses.
Her last tweet was about her workshop on September 18.
However, there was nothing "aromatic" about the way her life came to an end. Rather it was brutal and horrific, which has shocked her friends and acquaintances immensely.
The naked body of the 39-year-old perfume specialist Ghurde was found at her residence in a village near Panaji in Goa on Thursday. Police suspect that she was raped before her murder.
"We received information about the incident late last night. We found her body in naked condition while the flat was burgled," Police Inspector Rajesh Kumar, who is investigating the case, said.
Her hands and legs were found tied to a bed, police added.
"The house is burgled but we can't ascertain what things are stolen from the flat as she was living alone," Kumar said.
According to a news report, Goa Police has sent teams to neighbouring states to nab the absconding accused in the high-profile murder case.
Ghurde was also a graphic designer and photographer, before she started her career as a celebrated perfumer. According to a report published in The Times of India, her friends recalled Ghurde as a friendly and passionate person, who was a born artist.
Several of her friends and acquaintances expressed their grief and anguish over her shocking death on the micro-blogging site, Twitter. Here we bring you few of the tweets:
Am I the only one seeing parallels between Monika Ghurde and Hema Upadhaye murders? Too many to ignore...— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) October 8, 2016
Some people took to Twitter to express their shock over the news of Ghurde's murder:
Hurts so much confronting the brutal murder of #MonikaGhurde. This is a very cruel world. It really is.— Megha Ramaswamy (@SuddenlySparrow) October 7, 2016
The way in which Monika Ghurde's tragic, shocking death has been reported is sickening, SICKENING. Complete lack of sensitivity.— Faiza S Khan (@BhopalHouse) October 7, 2016