Widow’s throat slit in Pune, jewellery worth Rs.1.5 lakh missing from her flat
Police officials have claimed that it was, prima facie, a case of robbery as the gold chain and bangles on the woman’s body were missing.pune Updated: Oct 01, 2017 22:06 IST
Radha Madhavan Nair, 71, was found murdered in one of the bedrooms of her flat in the Amba Nagari housing society in the Dhanori area of Kondhwa on Saturday. Police officials have claimed that it was, prima facie, a case of robbery as the gold chain and bangles on the woman’s body were missing.
The complaint in the case was filed by the deceased woman's grandson, Mehul Nijwan, 21, who lives in Camp. Nair was a widow living alone in the house on the second floor of the building for the past few years, according to the neighbours.
The police claim that the missing jewellery was worth Rs.1,50,000. The woman was found with her throat slit, while there was no sign of disturbance in any part of the room or the house, according to police sub inspector Suresh Mane who was at the spot.
The woman lived in the area for the past eight years and her husband had died six years ago, according to neighbours.
“She always kept to herself and did not interact much with people in the society. We only smiled at each other when we met her during morning walks,” one woman, who lives in a neighbouring society in the area, says.
Ganesh Shinde, deputy commissioner of police, zone 3 visited the spot but said that he was only there to extend whatever help he could provide in the investigation. He expressed inability to share more information as the case is in the jurisdiction of zone 4 headed by Deepak Sakore, deputy commissioner of police.
Senior police inspector Sangeeta Patil of Vishrantwadi police station is the investigating officer in the case. The incident is suspected to have happened between 3.45 pm and 10.30 pm on Saturday, according to the police.
The security guard on duty during those hours was called in for questioning by the police.
The deceased was taken to Sassoon General Hospital for post mortem on Saturday.