In a major crime incident, it is suspected that a mother may have killed her daughter on suspicion of illicit relations between father-daughter.
Reports indicate that Kharghar police arrested a 36-year-old mother of four on Wednesday for allegedly strangulating her 16-year-old daughter.
The woman suspected the girl of being in a sexual relationship with her father.
Even the post mortem report of the victim, a school-going girl, revealed the cause of death as asphyxiation due to strangulation.
Police sources said that the crime took place on March 4 at their Kharghar flat and that the accused is a homemaker and her husband a civil contractor.
The couple had children including a 12-year-old son living with them in Kharghar.
The woman, police said, even tried to pass the murder as accidental death but the PM report confirmed strangulation.
It was when police began recording statements of the girl’s schoolmates that one of them said the victim had allegedly once told her that her mother had been assaulting her for the past six months as she suspected her of being in a sexual relationship with her father. >