A 35-year-old woman and eight-year-old boy, presumably mother and son, were found dead in different areas in the Pune city region on Tuesday with the police suspecting it to be a case of murder.
According to a report by the Indian Express, the woman’s husband is untraceable. An officer from Pune City Police told the leading daily that the exact cause of death will be ascertained in the autopsy. "But the primary probe prompts to both deaths being cases of murder,” the officer added.
The woman's body, with injury marks on the throat, was found on Saswad-Jejuri road, while the boy was found dead in Katraj area of Pune city.
As per the report, Police are still waiting for final confirmation on the identities of the deceased from their relatives. We are trying to confirm it with the help of their relatives," said Sagar Patil, Deputy Commissioner of Police.
Earlier in May, in another incident, A 22-year woman allegedly killed her mother-in-law by strangling her with a blouse and later tried to dispose of the body in a gunny sack with the help of her husband, Pune police said.
he incident took place at a housing society in Talegaon Dabhade, some 40 kilometres from the city headquarters, on May 21 and it came to light a couple of days later after some neighbours saw the accused couple trying to get rid of the sack.
"Pooja Shinde (22) and Milind Shinde (29) have been arrested for murder and destruction of evidence. The victim has been identified as Baby Shinde. Pooja and the victim had a fight over some issue on May 21 when the two were alone in the house. She strangled Baby, stuffed the body in a gunny sack and hid it on the terrace," Senior Inspector Bhaskar Jadhav of Talegaon Dabhade police station told PTI.
After the sack started emanating a foul smell and got neighbours suspicious, Pooja and Milind tried to dispose of the sack in the thicket nearby on May 23, he said.
(With inputs from Agencies)
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