Dailybhaskar.com | Last Modified - Sep 01, 2013, 12:46 AM IST
New Delhi: In an accident that shook the locality of South Delhi, a woman brutally murdered her 55-year-old mother-in-law on Thursday following a heated argument with her. She was arrested on Friday after intense examination by the police proved that she had hit the victim twice on the head with a hammer.
A detailed questioning by the police proved to be the undoing for the accused, 25-year-old Rachna Dawar, who confessed that she was slapped by her mother-in-law Madhu on Thursday during a quarrel. After she had committed the murder, she hurriedly sacked the house to make it look like a robbery, inflicted wounds on herself with a kitchen knife, locked herself in her room, and made up a story of the murder to her husband, brother, and mother. She also bolted the house of her immediate neighbor from the outside to ensure that nobody could see the incident.
Police reports revealed that on Thursday evening the police had received a PCR call from the neighbors of the deceased saying there had heard some commotion coming from the victim’s house. When they reached the spot, the elderly woman Madhu was found lying in a pool of blood. She was rushed to AIIMS where she was declared brought dead. Rachna, who was found on the spot, had injuries on her left forearm and foot.
On being asked about the details of the crime the accused cooked up a story saying that a man had barged into the house, attacked her with a kitchen knife, and hit her mother-in-law on the head with a blunt object. Rachna during the course of interrogations kept changing her story, which made the police suspicious of her role in the murder.
The police continued with their questioning after which Rachna broke down and admitted to her crime.