A 40-year-old woman, wife of a senior bank manager, and her five-year-old son were found murdered in their rented flat under Ulidih police station area of Jharkhand’s East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur) district late Wednesday evening. Police suspects the role of somebody known to the victims as there were no signs of forced entry into the flat, where the mother-son duo used to live.
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According to the police, Manju alias Deepa and her son, Dweesh, were found murdered in the first floor of Madhusudan Apartment. Manju’s husband, Shashi Kumar, is a senior manager and an auditor with Indian Overseas Bank in Kolkata. When the incident came to light, Kumar was in Bhubaneshwar where he had gone for an audit.
“The victim’s husband came today(Thursday) following which an FIR against unidentified persons has been registered. Further probe is on. At this point, we are working on various possibilities. Some people have been questioned,” said Jamshedpur SP (City) Prashant Anand.
Police officials said that the incident came to light when Deepa did not pick up calls from Kumar. He then got in touch with staff at his bank’s branch in Jamshedpur and asked them to check out. One person reached home early in the day and returned as the main door was locked from outside. After a couple of hours, Kumar asked the staff to go again. This time too, the door was found locked. He made some queries in the neighbourhood and, finally, the police were informed late in the afternoon.
The police had to use ladders to climb into the flat’s balcony from where they entered the house. The bodies of Deepa and her son were found lying on a bed in the bedroom. It appeared that their throats were slit with a sharp-edged weapon. A few empty tea glasses were also found. “There is no sign of forced entry. The presence of tea glasses indicate that the assailants could have been more than one and they may have known the victim. Also, robbery doesn’t appear to be the motive. A forensic team arrived today and further probe is on,” said a police officer. Kumar was earlier posted in Jamshedpur itself and was transferred some time ago to Kolkata. He had visited his house recently.