Published On : Wed, Nov 12th, 2014

70-yr old widow’s accidental death turns out to be a well-planned murder by strangulation

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Nagpur: The accidental death of a 70-year old woman has turned out to be a well-planned murder by strangulation. The turn of event followed post-mortem report that revealed the woman was strangulated to death. The elderly widow was found dead in her house situated near 8th Mile, Wadi in Nagpur on Monday (November 10) and the police had registered a case of accidental death. Now an offence of murder has been registered.

According to police, the deceased widow Bhagwati Sunil Chanda (70), resident of Ramji Ambedkar Nagar, 8th Mile, Wadi, Nagpur on Sunday had gone to her daughter Saroj’s house in Pandharabodi. After the meal, Bhagwati, around 1.30 pm, returned home. While returning home, Saroj’s son had dropped Bhagwati near her home in Wadi. Thereafter there was no contact with Bhagwati. Her elder son Ram, who stays in Chandrapur, phoned her at 5 pm but Bhagwati did not respond. Ram again phoned her at 9.30 pm but this time also he did not receive any response from Bhagwati. Sensing something amiss, Ram informed about the development to his younger brother Shyam residing in Hudkeshwar. Shyam reached his mother’s house on Monday morning and knocked the door but failed to get any response. Panicky Shyam immediately informed Wadi police, who too, reached Bhagwati’s house. After breaking open the door, police found Bhagwati lying dead under suspicious manner. Wadi police had first registered a case of accidental death. However, a detailed probe and ultimately the post-mortem report revealed Bhagwati was done to death by strangulation with her own sari.

Now, Wadi cops have registered an offence under Section 302 against the unidentified accused and probing the matter further.