A 69-year-old lady was allegedly raped and murdered by unknown culprits at Santa Cruz village near Panaji on Saturday night, the police said. A police spokesman said in Panaji on Monday that the lady was alone in her residence where the incident took place.
"The incident happened between Saturday night and Sunday morning," he said, adding that a complaint was lodged by the lady's nephew at the Old Goa police station. The name of the lady has been withheld by the police, while a manhunt is on to trace those behind the gruesome act.
The lady was allegedly raped and later murdered, by smothering her face with a soft object, the police said.