Mumbai Crime: Woman murders married man who had affair with her daughter

Updated: Dec 24, 2019, 14:02 IST | Anurag Kamble | Mumbai

Police said that Geeta told them she did not intend to kill Shettiyar, but he was in an inebriated state and he started hitting her in retaliation. She later strangulated him tell death.

The deceased Babu Shettiyar. (Photo: Rajesh Gupta)
The deceased Babu Shettiyar. (Photo: Rajesh Gupta)

A 48-year-old woman and three of her relatives were booked for abducting and killing a 38-year-old married man who was in a relationship with her 18-year-old daughter.

Police said on December 20, the family had abducted the man, strangulated him to death and dumped his body near Shahpur.

According to the police, Babu Shettiyar and the 18-year-old were in a relationship for the past four years. Shettiyar also had a criminal record. The teenager's family had warned Shettiyar several times and threatened him with consequences.

On December 20, around 9pm, the Mulund police took Shettiyar and three others to the police station and fined them for drinking on the road. They were let go around 11pm and while they waited outside the police station, an autorickshaw approached them and asked Shettiyar to sit inside. His friends noticed that Geeta and her family were present in the auto.

"They took the auto towards Thane. When Babu did not return home in the morning, his brother Arun Shettiyar rushed to the police station and filed missing complaint," an officer from Mulund police station said.

He said the CCTV footage showed a few people dragging Shettiyar inside the auto. His associates then narrated the previous night's incident.

Police said Shettiyar's family approached Geeta and her family and she said that they had murdered him. His family then approached the police station and got in touch with the Shahapur police who told them that they had found a body on December 21 and registered an Accidental Death Report (ADR).

A police officer from Mulund police station said, "During interrogation, Geeta told us she did not intend to kill Shettiyar, but he was in an inebriated state and he started hitting her in retaliation. She later strangulated him tell death."

"We have detained one accused and are searching for three more people. The post mortem report is awaited," told Akhilesh Kumar Singh, DCP (Zone 7), said. 

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