Caught in compromising position, daughter kills mother (Lead)

June 2nd, 2009 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS  

State Bank of India New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) A 26-year-old teacher and her boyfriend last week stabbed her mother to death with kitchen knives, screw drivers and a beer bottle after the victim found them in a compromising position at her west Delhi home, police said Tuesday.
“We arrested Sakshi Kapoor and her 21-year-old boyfriend Sunny Batra for the May 28 murder of Kiran Kapoor,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (southern range) Ajai Kashyap.

Kiran, 55, returned from a religious function earlier than expected and found her daughter and Sunny in a compromising position in her Paschim Vihar house, the police official said.

“Kiran, who was very strict in her ways, scolded them whereupon Sakshi became apprehensive. Sakshi, who had been carrying feelings of hatred towards her mother for the past few years, ran into the kitchen and brought kitchen knives and screw drivers with which she and her boy friend attacked Kiran.”

“They smashed a beer bottle on her head and stabbed her till she died. Then and there, they cooked up a story of a robbery-cum-murder. Sakshi told us that two men had entered their groundfloor house in the State Bank of India (SBI) colony and attacked her mother in the bedroom. Sakshi told us she was hiding in the living room all the while out of fear,” Kashyap added.

Sakshi’s father Ashok Kapoor, an accountant, and brother Saurabh, who works with a multinational bank, were not at home at that time. Sakshi told the police that she could not muster the courage to raise an alarm and the robbers ransacked two rooms before fleeing.

But when police began investigating the murder, they found several discrepancies between Sakshi’s statement and the findings from the crime scene.

“Sakshi, who had been teaching for the past one and half year in a kindergarten, kept changing her statements and could not provide any explanation for that. She even challenged that police would never be able to crack the case. Sometimes she laughed at the policemen.

“When she was put under sustained interrogation, she broke down and confessed her crime.”

Kashyap said Sakshi was “fond of boys and had 11 boyfriends in the past. But her family was completely in the dark about her behaviour and conduct”.

“Had her mother knew about her relationships she would have severely reprimanded Sakshi. Kiran ensured a strict discipline at home,” the police official said.

An investigating officer said Sakshi used to watch a crime investigation TV serial, “CID”. “She thought that as in the TV serial she would be able to get away with her crime by cooking up a fake story.”

Explaining the crime sequence, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West Delhi) Sharad Aggarwal said: “Kiran had left to attend some religious ceremony and was expected to come late. Being alone at home, Sakshi called Batra, a resident of Shalimar Bagh, who is a second-year student in an engineering college in Noida.

“However, the mother came back early and finding the boy in her house got very angry. Getting panicky on being caught together, the couple stabbed the woman with knives and empty beer bottles. Sakshi then decided to project the incident as a robbery and both ransacked the house. She handed over some valuables to the boy and asked him to escape,” said Aggarwal.

Police have recovered all missing valuables from Batra.

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