A 25-year-old woman was found burnt to death under mysterious circumstances at her home in North Paravur area of Ernakulam district with her younger sister still missing since the incident, police said on Wednesday.
An officer of North Paravur Police Station told PTI that efforts were on to trace the younger sister of the victim and till she is found it would be difficult to say whether it was a murder or a suicide.
The officer said the inquest and post-mortem proceedings were over and the only thing that could be definitively said right now was that the death was caused due to burning.
He also said that the victim’s sister was undergoing treatment for mental illness.
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The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon when the parents were not at home.