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Daughter-in-law of 'Godmother' Santokben shot dead

The police are investigating the matter and are hopeful of arresting those involved in the murder of Rekha Jadeja immediately.

india Updated: May 20, 2006 13:27 IST
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Thirty-two-year-old Rekha Kandhal Jadeja, daughter-in-law of 'Godmother' Santokben Jadeja was shot dead at her residence on Kalavad road area in Rajkot on Saturday.

According to police, the incident took place at about 0645 hrs when unidentified assailants pumped at least ten bullets into Rekha's body and fled immediately after committing the crime.

Rekha Jadeja was taken to Gondhiya hospital where she was declared brought dead on admission.

The motive behind the murder is not yet known, police said.

At the time of the incident, 'Godmother' Santokben Jadeja, was present along with her son Bhoja, police said.

Santokben Jadeja alias 'Godmother' had a lot of clout in Saurashtra region, particularly in Porbandar. A film 'Godmother' has also been made on her life starring Shabana Azmi in the title role.

Santokben Jadeja alias 'Godmother' and former Member of Kutiyana Legislative Assembly was earlier arrested last August in connection with the murder of a BJP councillor from Porbandar in March last year.

She is out on bail and lives here along with her son Bhoja, the younger brother of Kandhal.

Two of Santokben's sons--Karan and Kandhal-are already in custody in connection with the murder of BJP councillor Keshu Odedra in Porbandar town on March one last year.

The police are investigating the matter and are hopeful of arresting those involved in the murder of Rekha Jadeja immediately, police sources said.