An eight-year-old boy was throttled to death by his step-mother in Vijay Vihar area of outer Delhi.
26-year-old Kajal was arrested after post-mortem report disclosed that her stepson Prince was murdered, said a police officer.
According to the police officials, Indal Paswan, a native of Bihar, worked as a scrap dealer and lived with his wife Kajal, two sons and a brother in Vijay Vihar. Prince was her first son from the previous wedding. Her first wife died early after which he married Kajal when Prince was three-year-old.
Prince was found dead yesterday.
The accused told everyone that he was not in a good health since many days and his condition deteriorated last night and he had died because of the illness.
Prince was taken to the hospital but was declared brought dead by the doctors. When doctors and officials found that his death is unnatural, they called the police for further actions.
Following the arrival of police, Prince’s body was sent for post-mortem, in which it was confirmed that the boy was strangled with a wire like an object.
Police took Kajal into custody but she didn’t confess the crime for long. Later, after further push down by the police, she confessed her crime and told police that she did this to avenge her husband who according to her didn’t tell him about the prince before marrying her.
She also told the police that she used to abuse him and beat him all day long.
For no particular reason, she started believing that Prince will take revenge with her when he will grow up. Prince’s father and Kajal’s husband was at his native place when the alleged incident occurred.
Kajal has been taken into the custody and if proven guilty in the court she might get a life imprisonment for the crime she committed.