November 14, 2011 2:26:20 am
The local police on Sunday made its second arrest in connection with the mysterious deaths of a woman and her two young sons at their residence in Devcharadi village of Dhrangadhra taluka in Surendranagar district. Following the arrest of Haresh Hathi,police said the possibility of mass murder cannot be ruled out.
Earlier,they had arrested one Devji Sundar against whom the deceased womans mother leveled charges of murder to grab her properties.
Sundars interrogation under remand is on and based on his statement,we arrested Hathi. We have got remand of Hathi. The possibility of mass murder cannot be ruled out, said Dharangadhra sub-inspector and investigating officer,O Chaudhary.
On November 4,police had found an empty bottle which supposedly contained poison near the bodies of Kiran Motka (35),Hiren (14) and Mayur (12),but it could not conclude the case to be that of suicide.
The three were found dead at their residence by neighbours after none of them was seen for three days. The bodies were in such a mutilated condition that it was unable to find whether they were hit by any object,suffocated to death or poisoned, said a police officer.
Police investigation so far has revealed that Motka had been living with her two children following the death of her husband due to cancer five years ago. For a living,she used to run a small womens accessory shop at her village.
Her in-laws did not keep in touch with her because they suspected she had a relationship with Sundar,who has been accused of pressurising Motka to transfer her properties in his name. For the same,he allegedly used to blackmail her.
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