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Daughter held for killing her mother

Sakshi Kapoor (26) stabbed her mother Kiran Kapoor (55) with whatever she could lay her hands on — iron rod, beer bottle, kitchen knives and screw drivers, reports Vijaita Singh.

delhi Updated: Jun 03, 2009 01:48 IST
Vijaita Singh

Sakshi Kapoor (26) stabbed her mother Kiran Kapoor (55) with whatever she could lay her hands on — iron rod, beer bottle, kitchen knives and screw drivers.

The nursery schoolteacher was arrested on Tuesday for killing her mother, with her boyfriend Sunny Batra’s help, at her Paschim Vihar house last week.

After killing her mother, she called up her father and the police. She then took her mother, whose wrist she slashed, to the hospital.

Police said even though Batra was absconding, Sakshi briefed him about all the investigation details on a daily basis.

Tough nut to crack

Till Tuesday morning Sakshi was not ready to accept her crime and claimed innocence. It was only after the police arrested her boyfriend on Monday night and confronted them together that she confessed to killing her mother.

Initially the police found it difficult to question her. During investigations, to
dodge the police, she would start questioning their ability to nab the “real culprits”, police said.

"Whenever we questioned her, she hit back at us saying that it was the job of the police to find the truth," said Sharad Aggarwal, DCP (west).

"She showed no remorse even after she was arrested."

Robbery pattern raised suspicion

"From day one we knew that the entry to the house was friendly. Moreover the use of kitchen knives raised some suspicion, as a professional would always bring weapon along," the DCP said.
He added that the pattern of robbery was also "strange".

"While one watch was missing, six expensive watches were not touched.”

“Kiran's purse containing huge cash was lying on the floor. Only the monitor of the computer, a mobile phone and some accessories were missing. Why would a robber leave all that?" he said.

Why didn't she escape?

Sakshi told the police that two robbers entered the house and started attacking her mother who was in her bedroom. She said she hid behind a sofa.

"The place where she claimed to have hidden herself was close to one of the two doors in the house. She could have easily escaped and raised an alarm," said Aggarwal.

Mobile phone records

The call records of Sakshi's phone showed that she exchanged nine calls with Batra on May 28.

"She gave us names of several friends but did not tell us anything about Batra. We tried to contact Batra but he was not present at his Shalimar Bagh residence," the officer said.