Submitted by Subeditor on Wed, 2016-01-20 17:52 Bengaluru: A 32-year-old software engineer was found dead at her apartment in Kadugodi on Tuesday night. The deceased Kusum Rani, hailing from Punjab and an IBM employee, was staying in an apartment in Brindavan Layout. She had been transferred to Bengaluru six months ago from Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. The city police suspect the victim could have been murdered on Tuesday afternoon. The murder came to light around 7.30pm on Tuesday when the victim’s roommate Nidhi returned from work and found Rani in a pool of blood. The Kadugodi police arrived at the spot on being informed by Nidhi. “A man came to the apartment around 12.30 pm on Tuesday. Kusum Rani herself came down from her flat and took him to her room after entering his detail (Withheld in the interest of investigation). The security staff noticed the person walking out of the apartment around 3.30 pm. We are suspecting this individual to be behind the murder,” MB Boralingaiah, Deputy Superintendent of Police (South-East division) said. Boralingaiah said that the killer, a man in his 30s, who visited the apartment in the afternoon, might have strangled Rani. But the police also suspect that the killer might have used a sharp weapon to kill Rani since a wound was discovered on the neck of the victim. “But we did not find any sharp objects at the scene. The postmortem report will reveal the exact cause of the death,” Boralingaiah said. The police have collected the CCTV footage at the apartment to identify the killer. The Kadugodi police said that a preliminary investigation had revealed that the victim was a divorcee. “She was looking to get married again and had been visiting matrimonial websites. According to our information, the woman had come in contact with a person through a matrimonial site and she had shared her personal details with him. Rani had shared this detail with her roommate. We are verifying whether it was same person who came to her house,” an investigating officer said. The police have got in touch with Rani's parents and are also trying to contact her ex-husband to gather more details. “We may get some crucial information about Rani from her parents,” a police officer said.