The murder was discovered by the victim's brother. [In file: Secured by forensic specialists of the German police blood is spread on the floor at the crime scene after a deadly knife attack on May 10, 2016 in Grafing, Bavaria]Johannes Simon/Getty Images [Representatioanl Image]

A 73-year-old homemaker was found dead with her throat slit at her house in southeast Delhi's Sarita Vihar on Saturday, police said.

The deceased was identified as Sarita Pandey.

She lived with her husband. Her son, daughter and grandson live nearby, a senior police officer said.

The deceased's husband had gone out and when he returned home at around 6.30 pm, he found his wife's body on the sofa with her throat slit, Deputy Commissioner of Police (southeast) Chinmoy Biswal said.

During preliminary investigation, it was found that the house had not been ransacked and there was no forced entry, he said.

A murder case has been registered at Sarita Vihar police station and an investigation is underway, the police said.

Several teams have been formed to look for clues and they are probing all angles to ascertain the sequence of events, they said.