Woman killed by daughter-in-law and her lover

Jabalpur: A 56-year-old old woman was killed allegedly by her daughter-in-law and her lover after she caught them in an objectionable position, police said on Tuesday.

The incident occurred at village Salibada on November 9-10, when Ramabai caught her daughter-in-law Vandana in an objectionable position with her lover, who resided opposite her residence, Additional Superintendent of Police (Rural) T K Vidyarthi told PTI.

Fearing getting exposed, the duo strangled her and disposed of the body in the river Narmada, about two km away from their residence under Bargi Police Station area. When the victim`s son realised that his mother had been missing, he filed a police complaint on November 11.

During probe, police took into custody Hemant Rajput who was having an affair with Vandana. When interrogated Rajput spilled the beans and narrated the entire episode, Vidyarthi said. He told the police he, along with his friend Vikram, dumped the body in the river after removing Ramabai`s gold bangles and ear-rings which were later recovered, he said.

Police have registered a case of murder against the duo and arrested them. Efforts are on to locate the body.