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Woman found dead at wealthy Indian-origin family's house in UK

Press Trust of India  |  London 

A woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances at a wealthy Indian-origin family's home in an upscale area here, prompting the British police to launch a probe into the incident.

Harcharanjit Matharu, 58, his wife Baldev, 60, and daughters Ranjeeta, 26, and Rupinder, 33, are believed to reside in the one-million-pound home in the upmarket neighbourhood of Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire.

Emergency services rushed there after screams were heard from the home. The woman, in her 30s, was found dead in the property earlier this week.

Police refused to reveal the identity of the woman and details of the autopsy.

Police launched a inquiry on Thursday after a post- mortem was conducted and a man was arrested on suspicion of murder, according to The Sun.

"At around 5.50 PM on Monday, officers attended a property following a report that a woman in her thirties had died. A Home Office post-mortem examination was carried out and following this, the Force's Major Crime Unit has launched a investigation. A scene watch is currently in place at the property," a Thames Valley Police spokesperson said.

Senior investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Simon Steel of the Major Crime Unit said, "We are appealing for anyone with information regarding this incident to come forward".

"We sent two rapid response vehicles, an ambulance crew and an ambulance officer. They were assessing a woman in her 30s and sadly they confirmed one patient was dead at the scene," South Central Ambulance Service's spokesperson said.

An adjoining bungalow to the home at the centre of the probe was built for the family's car leasing firm's employees to live in.

Neighbours said both homes are owned by the Matharu family.

The family firm is valued at two-million pounds. The firm is run from a property in nearby Denham area.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, October 15 2016. 19:29 IST