'She Was Brave': Female Geologist murdered in Bengaluru had recently raided mining mafias
A 37-year-old geologist working under the government of Karnataka was stabbed to death at her residence in Bengaluru, the police said on Sunday.
According to police, the assailants broke into the house of Pratima, who was a Deputy Director in the Mines and Geology Department of Karnataka, and fatally stabbed her.
She was alone at home during the attack as her husband was away on a visit to his hometown, Teerthahalli.
Around 8 pm on Saturday, Pratima's driver dropped her at home. Since there was no response to her brother's phone calls, he came to check on her in the morning and found her dead, officials said.
In response to the incident, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that he would inquire for more information on the case, adding that the reason for the murder was still unknown.
Police have registered a case, and officials said that efforts to trace the attackers are currently underway. They suspect that people known to her might be behind the murder.