A 27 year old pregnant woman from Jhajjar district of Haryana, who was arrested in a murder case, was lodged in Kannur Women’s jail, today after Payyanur police produced her before Kannur JFCM1 at the Magistrate’s residence last evening.
The Magistrate sentenced her and sent her to judicial custody. Police had arrested Mamatha Rathee of Haryana yesterday in connection with the murder of her five year old daughter inside the Quarters of Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala in the district on September 26 night.
The body of her daughter Divya, a UKG Student of Naval Academy school, was found in the bedroom of their quarters at 23.30 hrs.
Her husband Sunil Rathee hailing from Sonepat district in Haryana, reached the quarters from the Naval Hospital after being alerted by his wife that the child had difficulty in breathing. They rushed the girl to the Naval Hospital , but doctors declared her brought dead.
But Naval Security Commandant H C Hari Dev filed a complaint with Payyanur police that strangulation marks were seen on the girl’s neck. Yesterday, Payyanur police, after inquest, sent the body for postmortem at Pariyaram Medical College Hospital. The Post Mortem report revealed that the girl was strangulated to death.
During investigation, the girl’s mother Mamatha Rathee confessed to the crime. She strangulated her daughter to death with a shawl on the night of the girl’s birthday.
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