Man arrested for allegedly strangulating 70-year-old mother to death in Nashik

Published: Nov 15, 2018, 17:21 IST | mid-day online desk | Nashik

The incident occurred Wednesday evening in Ganesh Nagar locality of Wadalagaon, police added

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In a shocking incident, 70-year-old mother was allegedly strangulated to death by his son after a quarrel over a trivial matter in Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Thursday. The incident occurred Wednesday evening in Ganesh Nagar locality of Wadalagaon, police added.

"Allaudin Sheikh (25) had a squabble with his mother following which he tied her hands and legs and choked her to death. The incident came to light after the accused's brother Bashir reached home late Wednesday evening," said an Indira Nagar police station official.

"Allaudin was arrested later and has been charged with murder," he added.

In another incident, a 30-year-old housewife allegedly killed her husband near Palghar in Maharashtra, and tried to pass it as a case of suicide, police said. The accused, Shilpa Bari, a resident of Dahanu in Palghar district, was nabbed on Sunday night and registered a case of murder against her, said Inspector Sambaji Yadav of the Gholwad police station.

The victim, Umesh Bari (35), was found dead in his house on November 2, the police said, adding subsequently a case of accidental death was registered. However, when the body was sent for post-mortem, the report revealed that the victim was strangulated.

The police converted the accidental death case into one of murder and started probe. During the probe, it was revealed the accused was fed up with her husband coming home drunk frequently and harassing her, the police said.

To get rid of constant harassment at the hands of her husband, the woman, a housewife, allegedly strangled him with a rope and tried to pass it as a case of suicide, they said.

The couple has two children - aged 11 and 10 - the police added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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