Indian origin woman in US was shot in head

An Indian-origin woman found dead at her apartment in the US last week was apparently shot in the head, the media reported.

Albany: An Indian-origin woman found dead at her apartment in the US last week was apparently shot in the head, the media reported.

The 37-year-old Randhir Kaur - a dental student at the University of California in San Francisco - was shot once in the head at her apartment on March 8, police said, according to a CBS San Francisco report on Sunday.

She was reported to have attended prayers at a gurdwara earlier in the day.

When Kaur did not show up the following day, her colleagues became concerned and notified a family member who went to her apartment and found her body, police said.

Detectives found no sign of forced entry into her apartment or foul play. Kaur`s car was found parked and locked at her residence.

On March 9, police found personal items belonging to Kaur inside a trash receptacle, roughly two miles away from her apartment.

Criminalists from the Alameda county sheriff`s crime laboratory have been called to assist in the investigation, which police said was a standard practice for any homicide in the city.

Two additional investigators have been assigned to the case, bringing the total number of full-time investigators to six, along with several part-time personnel, police said.