Woman, mother-in-law found with throats slit in Mumbai
There was no one else in the house when the incident took place. Their neighbours spotted two men running out of the house from the back door.mumbai Updated: Oct 11, 2017 11:09 IST
Two unidentified men allegedly killed a 75-yearold woman and her 28-year-old daughter-in-law at the latter’s residence in Panvel on Tuesday.
The women were found with their throats slashed .
There was no one else in the house when the incident took place. Their neighbours spotted two men running out of the house from the back door.
The police suspect that the men had come to kill the daughter-in-law, Aparna Kutle. However, Sitabai might have identified them and hence they killed her too.
“It appears that the men entered the house and slashed her throat with a chopper,” said Prakash Nilewad, assistant commissioner (Panvel division).
“Their neighbour heard a thud in the house. Sitabai shouted for help from her niece who lived in the same neighbourhood. When she reached the house, the men fled,” he said. The women were pronounced dead at a hospital. The motive of the murder is not clear, said the police.