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Nashik: 80-year-old woman murdered at her home

Updated on: 11 July,2024 07:09 PM IST  |  Nashik
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An unidentified person reportedly slit her throat with a sickle

Nashik: 80-year-old woman murdered at her home

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An 80-year-old woman was found murdered at her home in Panchavati area of the Nashik city in Maharashtra on Wednesday, police told PTI.


The deceased was identified as Kusum Suresh Ekbote. She was reportedly a resident of Radhanand Apartment, Gulmohar Colony, Mhasrul.


According to the news agency report, she had been living in a rented flat for the last three-four years, an official said.


On Wednesday morning, an unidentified person reportedly slit her throat with a sickle when her daughter had gone out for work, he said.

Mhasrul police are conducting further probe, reported PTI.

64-year-old man kills his elderly mother due to sleep disturbance

Annoyed by the disturbance to his sleep, a 64-year-old man tragically killed his 78-year-old mother with a vegetable-cutting knife. The shocking incident occurred on Grant Road in Mumbai in the early hours of Tuesday.

The accused, identified as Subhash Punjaji Wagh (64), allegedly killed his elderly mother, Ramabai Naththu Pisal (78).

According to police sources, Pisal often had difficulty sleeping due to her old age and would engage in household chores during the night. This frequently disturbed Wagh's sleep, leading to numerous quarrels between them.

On the night of the incident, Pisal once again allegedly disturbed her son's sleep. In a fit of rage, Wagh attacked her with a vegetable-cutting knife. Pisal was seriously injured and died on the spot.

After committing the crime, Wagh went to his nephew and niece-in-law in the next room and informed them about the incident. They immediately contacted the police, said an officer from DB Marg police station.

During the investigation, it was discovered that the deceased Pisal had been married twice and had four children from each marriage. Both of her husbands and three of her sons had passed away.

Wagh, who was married but had been abandoned by his wife, lived in a small house with his mother. Pisal's grandson lived with his wife in another part of the house. Pisal owned a vegetable stall on Grant Road, which she had rented out for Rs 12,000 monthly. This rental income supported their household, as Wagh was unemployed.

We have conducted the Panchnama and sent the body for autopsy, registered a case under BNS Act 103(1), and arrested Wagh, officier said.

Further investigation is underway, he added.

(With inputs from PTI)

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