Wife of a Tata Steel employee, 43-year-old Khemlata Sahu, was stabbed to death when she was alone in the company quarter at Kadma area last night, the police said on Wednesday.

When her husband Karthik Ram Sahu returned home from duty, he raised an alarm on finding Khemlata lying in a pool of blood.

Khemlata was rushed to Tata Main Hospital, where doctors declared her brought dead, the police said.The police suspect that the murder was committed by someone known to the family.

Family members of the victim claimed that some biscuits were found on a plate in the room, which led them to believe that a familiar person was involved in the murder.

Senior Superintendent of Police, Anoop T Mathew and Superintendent of Police, Prasant Anand rushed to spot to investigate the incident