In a case of 'honour killing' with a twist, a daughter and her boyfriend allegedly killed the girl’s mother for having relationship with another man. The victim was a widow.
The police said they have arrested Ruby, the daughter of the deceased, and her boyfriend Jairam (both 19-years-old) for the murder. The girl is a resident of Kanjhawala while the boy lives in Rajdhani Park in Nangloi.
On September 18, the police had received a call stating that a woman had committed suicide. But on reaching the spot, the police realised that Ishwanti Devi hadn't committed suicide.
"Since it was clearly visible from the inspection of crime scene that it was not a case of suicide, a case of murder was registered," said Chaya Sharma, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Outer).
The police said during the course of investigation, relatives of deceased and local residents were examined and the motive behind the murder was probed.
Surajbhan, the brother-in-law of the deceased, told the police that on the day of incident he had seen Ruby along with Jairam leaving the house together around 9:30 a.m.
“The police focused the investigation on Ruby and Jairam and both were examined at length. Finally, they broke down and confessed to the murder,” added Sharma.
Ruby said her mother had developed illicit relations with one Balraj, a resident of Jhajjar, Haryana. Fed up with the ill treatment and ill fame due to illicit relations of her mother, she said killed her mother with Jairam’s help.
On the day of the incident, police said, she called up Jairam and told him to come with a rope to kill her mother. After her brothers and sister left for school, she called Jairam inside the house. She threw chilli powder in her mother’s eyes and Jairam took out the nylon rope. Ruby then allegedly strangled her mother.
After that they took the dead body to the store room and tied one corner of the rope around the neck of her mother and other with the knob of an iron box to make it look like suicide.