BENGALURU: A 52-year-old woman was found murdered in the bathroom of her Panathur residence on Boganahalli Main Road near Marathahalli on Friday morning. Police suspect her missing husband’s hand in the crime. Manjula, wife of Dodde Gowda, a real estate businessman, was found in a pool of blood by her son Abhishek, a software engineer with a firm in Bagmane Tech Park. “Gowda fled in his Mahindra Scorpio vehicle and his mobile phone is switched off,” an officer said. Abhishek suspects that his mother could have been murdered between 8.45pm on Thursday and 7.20am on Friday when he was out for office work. According to his complaint, he was on night shift and left home at 8.45pm. He returned home at 7.20am the next morning and found none inside. His mother’s cellphone was switched off. Later, he tried to contact his father, but in vain. A few minutes later, he entered his parents’ bedroom and noticed that the bathroom door was open. On entering the bathroom, he found his mother lying in a pool of blood. He noticed broken bangles and one of his mother’s earrings in the bedroom. He took neighbours’ help to take Manjula to a hospital where doctors declared her brought dead. Manjula had sustained injuries in her nose and mouth. “We’ve registered a case of murder and efforts are on to trace Gowda,” police said. Preliminary investigation revealed Gowda was angry with his wife as she intervened in the family’s financial matters.