Bengaluru: The Ramamurthy Nagar police have cracked the murder of a home alone woman and arrested her daughter-in-law in this connection. Investigations revealed that the accused woman, a staff in a Montessori, committed the crime as she was in need of money to get a house on lease.
The accused has been identified as Nazeera Begum, 35. On Monday, her 56-year-old mother-in-law Badrunnisa was found murdered with her throat slit at their house in Subramanya Layout in Ramamurthy Nagar.
Police said that Begum was upset that her mother-in-law was taking all decisions related to their house and managed finances. Both Begum and her husband, Imran Saab, who runs a chicken stall, had to reportedly give their earnings to Badrunnisa and they did not have any financial independence.
“This had led Begum to hate her mother-in-law. The couple also had plans to move out of the house and Badrunnisa had objected to this. Fed up with Badrunnisa’s behaviour, Begum decided to kill her.
On Monday, her husband dropped their children to school and went to his shop. Begum, who also went to work, returned home and picked up a fight with Badrunnisa and murdered her by slitting her throat with a knife. After the murder, she stole Rs 2he returned to work as if nothing had happened. The murder had come to light when her husband went home for lunch,” the police said.
She had accompanied her husband when he went to the police station to file the complaint. The police who found injuries on her hand had questioned her and she struggled to give an answer, raising their suspicion about her involvement. Later, the police picked her up for questioning and she confessed to the crime, the police added.
“She had taken away the cash and jewellery as the couple was planning to take a house on lease. She had kept the stolen cash and gold chains in her room, but her husband was not aware that she killed his mother,” an official said.