A woman allegedly murdered her 62-year-old physically challenged mother-in-law at Mandawali in east Delhi on Tuesday night, driven by daily family quarrels, hindustantimes reported.
Police said the accused Kanchan Kapoor, 30, hit her mother-in-law Swarna on the head with a wooden baton, killing her on the spot. She then tried to set the body ablaze to make it look like an accident. She, however, failed in her attempt and only the victim’s legs got charred.
“After preliminary questioning the accused confessed her crime and was arrested. Further investigation is on,” said Omvir Singh, deputy commissioner of police (east Delhi).
Police said Kanchan lived with her husband Sumit and three kids, below five years of age, on the first floor of a building. Her mother-in-law Swarna used to stay alone on the ground floor flat of the same building. Sumit, was the sole bread earner and the family had to make do with his income of Rs 18,000.