Woman suspects abuse by husband, kills 2 daughters

She felt relieved from the ‘stress’ that her husband would no longer sexually harass her daughters, claim police officials

Hyderabad: A 41-year-old woman allegedly murdered her two minor daughters by slitting their throats with a shard of glass after suspecting that her husband was ‘sexually harassing’ the elder one, the police said yesterday.

The woman, a housewife, identified as Rajani, broke a glass bottle and slit throats of her two daughters — aged eight and three — on Wednesday night at her residence in Teacher’s Colony and left the house, Tukaramgate Police Station Inspector T Laxmi Narayana said, adding, both the girls died on the spot, he added. Her husband, Vinay, a businessman, who returned to the house at around 9.30 pm, did not find his wife but noticed the bodies of his daughters lying in a pool of blood in the bedroom and informed the police, ACP (Gopalpuram Division) K Shiva Kumar said.

“After the incident the woman went to Tank Bund and washed her hands and legs and walked back to their house and surrendered before the police. After questioning she confessed of killing her daughters and subsequently she was placed under arrest. The woman, after washing her hands and legs after the incident had felt relieved from the ‘stress’ that her husband would no longer sexually harass her daughters” he added.

Kumar said based on preliminary investigation and questioning, no concrete evidence was found against Vinay following which he was let off.

Meanwhile, Rajani was booked under Section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code and was produced in a local court.

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