Police on Sunday arrested one Niyaz Ahmed from Tiljala in connection with the murder of a 58-year-old woman. Police suspect that the victim’s son-in-law had engaged the accused to kill her.
The woman Kamala Rajbangshi was strangulated to death in her flat at Naskarpara on January 5.
Police said the preliminary investigation had revealed that the woman was killed by someone well known to her. She was hit on the back of her head while she was busy cooking in the kitchen after serving tea to the person who had killed her.
Police had found the cup of the tea half filled and a bottle containing water on a table. Finger prints experts had visited the spot and collected samples. The finger prints experts helped the police to catch Ahmed, sources said.
Police had interrogated several persons and came to know that the woman had withdrawn a good amount of money from bank for admission of her daughter-in-law, who had first saw the woman lying in a pool of blood after returning from private tuition.
A police officer said that the all relatives of the victim were present till her last rites. Suddenly, investigating officers found that her brother-in-law Sunil Singh had left the city. Singh, who got married to the elder daughter of the victim, is a resident of Lalkuthi in Kasba. Singh’s family members too failed to give satisfactory answer when asked that where he has gone after the last rites of the woman. Suspecting that Singh is behind the crime and he had engaged Ahmed to kill the woman, police initiated a search for him.