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Friday, Nov 15, 2019

97-year-old woman dies after trying to stop grandson’s wife-beating in Pune

The old woman lived in the same house as the accused, identified as Suraj Machchindra Atole, 34.

india Updated: Oct 03, 2019 16:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Pune
The deceased woman, identified as Kisabai Bansi Atole, 97 was a resident of Mahadev Mala area of Shirsuphal village, Baramati. (Image for representation purpose only)
The deceased woman, identified as Kisabai Bansi Atole, 97 was a resident of Mahadev Mala area of Shirsuphal village, Baramati. (Image for representation purpose only)(HT/PHOTO)
         

A 97-year-old woman who tried to stop her grandson from hitting his wife, died on Wednesday after she was hit by the stick he was hitting his wife with.

The deceased woman, identified as Kisabai Bansi Atole, 97 was a resident of Mahadev Mala area of Shirsuphal village, Baramati. She lived in the same house as the accused, identified as Suraj Machchindra Atole, 34. The Atoles are a family of farmers from a lower economic background, said the police.

His wife Shweta Atole was cleaning the grass near their house when he approached her. “He asked her to give him Rs 100. But she said she did not have it. So he started hitting her and the old woman tried to stop him,” said Narayanrao Pawar, police inspector, Baramati police station in Pune rural police jurisdiction.

The 97-year-old fell on the ground due to the impact and hit her arm on a broken tile in the process.

The accused was using the wooden stick attached to a spade to hit his wife, according to the police. The incident took place around 3-3:30pm on Sunday after which she was moved to a nearby hospital.

“She had woken up after she was admitted. However, she passed away on Wednesday morning,” said PI Pawar. Her body was taken for-post mortem at a government hospital where the viscera was reserved to determine the cause of her death. However, the police said that she had a black-and-blue mark on the left side of her chest.

The complaint in the matter was lodged based on a statement recorded by the accused man’s elder brother Dilip Atole, 36.

A case under Section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of Indian Penal Code was registered against the 34-year-old man at Baramati police station. However, he was not arrested pending the last rites of his grandmother.