Man arrested for murdering tenant owner to collect money in Thane

(PTI) Police have arrested a man in connection with the alleged murder of his tenement’s 65-year-old woman who was the owner of Maharashtra’s Thane city in order to steal the money she owed, an official announced on Thursday.

The victim, who was identified as Jijabai Kedar was living alone in a home in the area of the chawl (tenement) that she owned in the Wagle Estate area. She had rented some rooms in the tenement the police inspector (crime) Sunil Shinde from Shreenagar police station reported. The woman’s relatives contacted police on Wednesday, saying that she wasn’t responding to their messages.

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The police went on into the home of the woman who was secured from outside. They broke the door, and found the body of the woman’s corpse lying within, the official stated.

The police suspect that the woman was dead for four to five days. The body was sent to a hospital run by the government for postmortems, he added.

Based on suspicions Based on suspicion, a probe team from the police interviewed a man aged 27 who was living in the tenement. The police was taken into custody at the end of Wednesday evening, the official stated.

The police suspect that the man murdered the woman to her bank account, the official told the.

A case was filed against the suspect in accordance with Indian Penal Code Sections 302 (murder) and 201(causing disappearance of evidence for offense) He said.

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