A 58-year-old man was murdered to death allegedly by his daughter in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. According to the police, the woman murdered her father because he refused to hand over her mobile phone which he had hidden.
The accused woman, identified as 28-year-old Divya Saraswati had allegedly got married against the wishes of her father.
On January 23, Saraswati’s husband dropped his wife to her parents house and the next day, when she did not find her mobile phone, she asked her father Manglu Ram Dhanuhar (victim) about it. Manglu initially told her that he was unaware about the same, but later informed her that he had hidden the phone since she got married against his wishes.
When the daughter got her reply in negative, she brutally thrashed the father with a stick and repeatedly hit him with a stone, leaving him dead on the spot. Incidentally, Saraswati’s mother helped her in burying the body in the courtyard of their house and later, both ran away from the spot.
The incident took place on January 24 evening in Kanchanpur village under Belgahna tehsil and the mother- daughter duo were arrested on Tuesday, said Dinesh Chandra, in-charge, Belgahna police outpost.
One of their neighbours saw the entire act and informed the police on Monday, said, Chandra. The two were arrested and booked under:
- Section 302 (murder)
- Section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt)
- Section 201 (causing disappearance of evidence)
- Section 34 (common intention)
…of the IPC.
Chandra said, adding further probe was underway.
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