Erstwhile Nowgawh’s royalty eighty-year-old queen Yuvrani and her 40-year-old daughter Rajkumari Baby Raja were found dead under mysterious conditions due to “suspected electrocution” at their palace in MP’s Chhattarpur district. Police has however said that murder of the duo couldn’t be ruled out at this stage.
Suspicion arose after nobody came out of palace for two days
According to Nowgawh police, after nobody came out of the palace gates for two days, suspicion arose. The matter came to light after nobody responded to the milkman’s routine calls on Wednesday and Thursday morning at the palace gate. Worried, the milkman informed about it to the neighbours and other villagers. They informed the police. When police entered the palace room on Thursday, they found body of Yuvrani and Baby Raja lying side by side. Baby Raja’s charred left hand was on a double-rod-heater, while her right hand was in touch with her mother’s hand. Police said it prima facie looks a case of electrocution, but murder of the duo couldn’t be ruled out at this stage of the investigation, given the background of the family.
Police found a broken tooth and a button in the varandah of the palace
In the varandah of the palace, police also found a broken tooth and a button, besides some blood stains. Due to these and other suspicious circumstances, forensic team inspected the spot in detail and a team of three doctors conducted the postmortem of the bodies. Help of sniffer dog was also taken. Police said he led them towards a boundary wall in the palace, where they found some footprints on the wall, indicating somebody had scaled the wall.
Police also investigating whether there was any property dispute in the family
The Nowgawh erstwhile princely state’s King Rai Vijay Bahadur Singh had died some years ago. The family still owns considerable agricultural land and property worth crores of rupees in the area. Yuvrani and her daughter were living in a separate part of the palace, while her son Rajbahadur Singh along with his family lived in other part of the palace. Rajbahadur Singh had gone to Jhansi on February 16. Police is also investigating whether there was any property dispute in the family.
Superintendent of Police Chhattarpur Lalit Shakyawar said police had lodged a case and investigation was going on. “Foul play cannot be ruled out. We are awaiting postmortem report, which will make things clear. The police is also questioning the villagers regarding what they know about the incident and the family affairs”, he said.