A 15-year-old boy, who killed his mother Anjana Gopale in their Vashi home on December 25, took her to hospital, and said there that she had fallen while working and received head injuries.
According to deputy commissioner of police (Zone I) Purshottam Karad: "One of our constables at the hospital saw injury marks on the body and suspected foul play. The post mortem report confirmed the lady had been strangulated, and had bled following an injury to her head. A murder case was registered."
Police investigations revealed that the boy had been upset with his mother. Karad said: "His friends told us that just a week earlier he had said he would kill one of his parents to put an end to their quarrels. He also felt his mother cared more for her brother's son who stayed with them, than for him."
According to L B Kale, senior police inspector of Vashi police station: "That day, his mother had scolded him over a trivial matter. At around 2.30 pm when he and his mother were alone at home, he shut the main door and approached her, while she was cleaning the fridge, apparently to help her. He then whipped out his sister's dupatta and strangulated her from behind. Even as she struggled, he pulled her, stamped on one of her hands and hit her on the head twice with an iron pestle, killing her."
The boy then rushed out, locking his house. He was detained by the police on Wednesday, and presented in the CBD court, which sent him to a juvenile home.