The partly decomposed body of an elderly woman was found concealed inside a wall in an apartment in Gandhinagar, Bangalore.
Reports said the body was found stashed in a cavity that had been plastered over and painted red.
According to the owner, Naveen, the tenants, a family of three, went missing in February, and he had discovered the body when he went to inspect the house.
He identified the tenants as a 25-year-old engineering student, Sanjay, his mother Shashikala and grandmother Shanthakumari. Naveen said they moved into the first-floor dwelling in May 2016.
According to reports, the body is suspected to be that of the grandmother.