Tirunelveli: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly hacked to death by an unidentified person at a children's home in Pettai here on Tuesday, police said.
The woman, Saraswathi, who is employed by an NGO, was staying at the home, they said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that the accused barged into her room and murdered her following a heated exchange.
Though the victim raised an alarm, the man managed to get away, they added.
Investigation is on, police said.