Patna: In a horrifying incident, a female government engineer was burnt to death in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur district. The incident occurred on Sunday but the matter was reported to the police on Monday.
The police probing the case have also recovered a note from the crime scene in which the deceased has asked her mother to “take care of her two kids”.
Police also suspected that she was tied to a chair and burnt to death in her rented house from where she used to work. Sarita Devi was deputed as junior engineer under the MNREGA scheme. The police further said that the body was badly burnt and they could only recover her skeleton.
“Her son was not with her when the incident occurred, he was visiting his grandmother. We have launched an investigation into the incident and have detained her husband and the landlord of the house for questioning”, Senior Superintendent of Police Vivek Kumar said on Tuesday.
The landlord of the rented house told the police during questioning that the he used to look after all her paper work and other official work. She had separated from her husband ten years ago and used to live alone with her younger son.
The police said that, “after forensic test of bones which was recovered from the crime scene we will be able to find out who was behind the incident”.
When asked how they found out that the skeleton belonged to the junior engineer, the police said, “her mother recognised the slipper which was lying near the burnt skeleton”....