The Roorkee police have arrested the son-in-law of a widow who was murdered. Police sources said that the accused had killed the woman to grab her property. The body of the deceased has been sent for post- mortem, said the police and added that the sister- in- law of the widow had also been arrested for her role in the murder.
The villagers of Ibrahimpur- located under Gangnehar police station limit -where the murder happened, said that they were left shocked and stunned by the news of the murder of the widow on Monday morning. They said that the son- in- law and sister- in- law of the widow had planned and executed the murder to grab her property.
The villagers further alleged that the son-in- law of the widow had reached the village on late Sunday evening. “There was some dispute between the two and around midnight, the accused ran away after he murdered the widow. We came to learn what had happened in the morning. Some children were heard screaming. We then informed police,” a villager said.
A police officer who was probing the case said that they had rushed to the village on receiving the information early in the morning. “We then took the body into custody and sent it for post-mortem. We learnt in course of questioning a five- year- old girl that the widow had been killed with a pillow being pressed round her neck. The girl further informed that when she was about to scream she was thrown out of room after her hands and feet were tied,” the police officer said.
Notably, since her husband Rajendra had died two years ago in Ibrahimpur village his second widow had been staying alone in the village. His step children and son- in- law had been left angry over Rajendra marrying for the second time.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 | PNS | Roorkee
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