Woman held for plotting mother-in-law’s murder
TNN | Nov 29, 2012, 01.39 AM IST
WARANGAL: The death of a woman turned out to be a case of murder with the alleged culprit being her daughter-in-law. Based on a complaint by the victim’s son, the police arrested her.
The woman, Vannala Swarna, 50, was allegedly murdered at her house at Waddepally in Hanamkonda on October 13 by her daughter-in-lawVannala Soujanya and her lover Srinivas for her money and gold ornments.
As per their plan, Soujanya called home her boy friend Srinivas and two others on the night of October 13, when her mother-in-law was in deep sleep and they strangulated her to death. Soujanya then called her parents, living right opposite her residence, the following morning and started weeping. She told her parents that her mother-in-law had died of heart attack.
The parents informed the relatives as well as Soujanya’s husband Vannala Satish, who is working in Australia. Shocked at the news, he rushed back on October 19. Soujanya, however, had the last rites of her mother-in-law performed on October 14 itself though her husband had not come back.
After reaching home, Satish enquired about his mother’s sudden demise and also believed her wife’s statement that she died of heart attack.
However, on November 2, Satish went to the ATM to check the balance in his mother’s account and took out a mini statement. He noticed that an amount of Rs 49,000 had been withdrawn on October 14 and another Rs 49,000 past midnight.
A shocked Satish started to observe his wife Soujanya’s movements as he got suspicious about her. He also took her to hospital, where the doctor said she was four months pregnant though Sateeshhas been staying in Australia for the last two years.
Following a complaint he lodged against her at the Subedari PS, police took her into custody on Tuesday evening and, during interrogation, she reportedly confessed to killing her mother-in-law with the help of two accomplices. Police also arrested her lover Srinivas and started searching for the two other culprits. Police, have, however, not yet confirmed the arrests.