A 68-year-old woman from France, who had settled here about 30 years ago, was killed for her property and three people, including her adopted daughter police said on Saturday. The police said that all the three accused in the case have been arrested.
Rajendranagar Police received a complaint on September 9 from Prashanth, son-in-law of the deceased that their mother-in-law is missing, said N Prakash Reddy, Deputy Commissioner of Police Shamshabad Zone, Cyberabad.
"Immediately after the complaint, the FIR was registered and police traced the whereabouts of the missing woman. She was murdered on September 8 night and her body was pushed along Himayathsagar bushes by the accused," he informed.
The woman had migrated to India about 30 years ago and settled in Hyderabad. She had established a school for the poor and orphans, according to a statement issued by the police.
She had two daughters and had adopted two girls, it said. A complaint was received from her son-in-law on September 9. He said that his mother-in-law was missing, the statement said.
During investigation, it emerged that she was killed on September 8 night and her body was dumped at the Himayatsagar reservoir here, it said.
Police said the woman had created a profile of one of her adopted daughters, who is 24 years old, on a matrimony site.
This daughter of hers had got acquainted with an unemployed man through the website and both started living in a rented house in the city, they said.
The woman, however, was not in favour of her daughter marrying the person, police said.
The daughter, the unemployed man and a friend of the man conspired to kill the old woman to grab her property, the statement said.
According to the plan, the two men strangulated her to death with a rope on September 8 at her residence.
It was the daughter who had informed them that her mother was at home, it said. The old woman's body was dumped near the reservoir, police said.
Police grew suspicious about the daughter and during interrogation, she confessed to have committed the offence, the statement said. The accused woman along with the two men have been arrested, it said.
(With inputs from agencies)