THE CUFFE Parade police on Wednesday arrested a 37-year-old man who allegedly murdered his sister and injured his mother at their home before fleeing. The police received information that Shyam Naidu was in Colaba and eventually arrested him.
The incident had taken place on Tuesday afternoon when Naidu attacked his sister Jayashree Mehrotra with a kitchen knife at their Old Navy Nagar home in Cuffe Parade. When their mother tried to intervene, Naidu allegedly attacked her on the forehead as well before fleeing.
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The police said Naidu often fought with his sister and mother. According to the police, Jayashree who was married a few years back, had returned home six months ago after her marriage did not work out. Naidu, who had been unemployed since the past six months, was worried that his sister had been staying with them, and she would get the property and he would not get a share, an officer said.
Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajendra Chavan said the police have arrested the accused and produced him before a local court. “The accused has been remanded to police custody till October 3. It appears that he committed the murder as he had a fight with his sister over some property-related issue,” Chavan said.