New Delhi: 39-year-old perfume designer Monika Ghurde who was based in Goa was found raped and murdered at her residence in Sangolda on Friday.

According to the police, at the scene of the crime, Monika was found naked with her legs and hands tied behind her back. She had allegedly been raped before being killed.

Police are suspecting that this incident might also be a case of robbery. Her body has been sent for postmortem to ascertain whether she was raped and how she was killed.

Police are conducting preliminary investigation into the matter.

Monika was a famed perfume designer and was considered one of the best perfumers in the country. She worked independently and was involved in collaboration projects in Europe, India and New York.