Police on Monday arrested a newlywed woman for allegedly murdering her mother-in-law over not letting her use mobile phone at Premnagar Colony of Bhiwani district last Friday.
The police said the accused, Surekha (20), had concocted a story of her mother-in-law Phoolwati’s murder, but confessed to crime on Monday after she was interrogated.
Phoolwati’s husband had complained to the police that when he woke up on Saturday morning, he found his wife covered in blood and daughter-in-law unconscious lying at the main gate. The two were rushed to hospital, where Phoolwati was pronounced dead while Surekha was given treatment. In her statement, Surekha told police that two masked men entered their house on Friday and attacked her and Phoolwati.
The police said they got suspicious of Surekha’s story and called her to join investigation.
“During investigation, she revealed that she attacked her mother-in-law with an iron rod. She has been arrested and taken on police remand. She said she was tired of her mother taunting her on trivial issues and not allowing her to talk on mobile phone,” Bhiwani sadar station house officer (SHO) said.