Woman fakes suicide by killing 80-year-old beggar
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh), March 19
In a shocking incident, a young woman in Uttar Pradesh strangled an 80-year-old female beggar in her home, set the body on fire and ran away, leaving a suicide note to create the impression that she had committed suicide, police said Saturday. The fugitive woman was later arrested.
According to the police, Femida (28) carried out the gruesome crime to get separated from her husband following some marital discord. Her husband was away in Delhi when the incident happened.
Femida (28), a Ramgarh resident, Friday asked the old woman beggar from her neighbourhood to come to her house and have food. She strangled the beggar, dressed the body with her clothes and set it on fire, police inspector Ummid Khan told reporters in Firozabad, some 300 km from Lucknow.
Initially the neighbours, and even the police, believed that it was Femida who had committed suicide, he said. However, Femida landed in police hands Saturday when she returned to her house to collect the old woman's clothes that she had forgotten to remove from the place, the official said.
'We spotted a woman in burqa entering the home and followed her. It was Femida,' said Khan.
Mother of this girl has filled an FIR u/s 304B (dowry death) & 498a against the husband, father & mother in-law, two elder brother in-laws along with their wives and 3 sisters in-laws (two married). The husband and three other family members had already been arrested by the police.