**Cuttack:** The Millennium City Cuttack on Sunday woke up to a heart-wrenching incident as an elderly woman was found dead inside her home at Bhagatpur area under Puri Ghat police station limits leaving the locals and police in a state of shock.
The deceased identified as Haramani Sahu (65) was found dead on the floor in her room with limbs tied.
According to preliminary reports, miscreants barged into the woman’s house here late last night. The criminals attacked the woman while she resisted the robbery attempt.
“At around 5 am when I came downstairs, I found my mother’s limbs tied and door open. The almirah has been broken and valuables looted, two bikes are missing” said Geeta Maharana , daughter of the deceased.
Speaking about the crime, Cuttack additional DCP Sudarshan Sethi said, “Unknown culprits have broken into the house last night. The miscreants had tied her limbs and shoved a cloth into her mouth after which probably she died. We are investigating into the matter.”
While police are investigating into the case, the son of the deceased has levelled serious allegation of involvement of insiders in the killing. He has pointed fingers at his sister and brother-in-law who are staying at the same house on the first floor.
Meanwhile, scientific team and dog squad have been pressed into the investigation, sources said.