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Three held for suspicious activity before R-Day parade at Mumbai’s Shivaji Park

Officials said a woman, her son and brother-in-law were planning to commit suicide near the park ahead of the Republic Parade parade.

mumbai Updated: Jan 26, 2018 15:34 IST
Meghna Sood
Meghna Sood
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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Police personnel carry out a Republic Day rehearsal at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, on January 22, 2018. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Three members of a family from Maharashtra’s Parbhani were detained in Mumbai for allegedly trying to commit suicide near Shivaji Park ahead of the Republic Day parade, police said.

Officials said the woman, identified as Akhilabegum Khan, came to Mumbai with her 15-year-old son and brother-in-law to immolate themselves to protest against the government for not providing her with a compensation after her husband allegedly died in police custody.

A bottle of kerosene and a small knife was found in her possession, they added.

“We had detained the three on suspicion and are now finding out other details about the woman,” Deepak Devraj, spokesperson of Mumbai Police, said.

The 35-year-old woman told the police during interrogation that her husband was arrested by Parbhani Police on December 25 last year.

The crime branch of Parbhani Police arrested an officer identified as MS Rauf reportedly responsible for her husband’s death, she said.

She told officials she came to Mumbai to demand her for rights as she was not compensated financially.

First Published: Jan 26, 2018 14:40 IST