Jodhpur Park murder case: 2 arrested
Kolkata: Two persons have been arrested in connection with the elderly lady's murder in Jodhpur Park. The accused persons are the caretaker and the gardener of the building where 74-year-old victim Shyamali Ghosh used to reside.
On Saturday, Kalyan Mukhopadhyay, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), South East Division (SED) of Kolkata Police, informed that Ghosh had suspected that she might get killed. She had also written some names in her diary that helped sleuths crack the case.
According to Mukherjee, Ghosh was at her home on Tuesday morning when caretaker Swapan Mondal and gardener Sanjib Das went to her flat. As soon as she opened the door, the duo pushed her and locked the door from inside. One of them used an iron tong to hit Ghosh on her head after an altercation. As a result, Ghosh fell on the floor unconscious. Later, the duo used a piece of cloth to strangulate her. Finally, they used a pillow to smother Ghosh. After doing so, the duo waited for sometime to confirm if she was dead.
After being absolutely sure, the duo went out and pulled the door. As the door lock was automatic it got locked when they pulled it from outside. While searching Ghosh's room, the investigators found a diary where she used to write about her daily activities. While going through that, they found some names from whom Ghosh feared being harmed.
Seeing the names, police detained Mondal and Das who are the residents of nearby Dasnagar area. During interrogation, both of them broke down and admitted to have committed the crime. Sources informed that they had mentioned another name who is the mastermind behind this. Sleuths suspect that the motive behind the murder is to get hold of her property. It is suspected that some family members might have a connection with her murder.