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Vikhroli murder: Fainting fits had cops suspicious

mumbai Updated: Sep 23, 2011 02:48 IST
Mohamed Thaver

The police got suspicious of Laxmibai Dangle, the 61-year-old woman arrested for allegedly killing her friend, after she kept feeling giddy whenever they tried to question her.

An officer said Dangle ‘fainted' four times before she was arrested. "When the murder came to light, she came to Kamble's house and fainted following which she was hospitalised and could not be interrogated," said an officer from Vikhroli police station.

"After that, we questioned her at the police station. Even when we asked for casual details, she looked nervous and started sweating, which made us suspicious. But we did not grill her as she is a senior citizen."

Then, the crime branch questioned Dangle, and again she complained of giddiness and uneasiness and was sent to a doctor. By then the police discovered that Dangle was the last person seen with the deceased. When her statement did not match with that of the other neighours, she was quizzed again.

"We were questioning Dangle about loopholes in her statement and she complained of uneasiness. But this time we knew better and kept at it. She finally broke down and confessed," the officer said.