Mumbai: A 55-year-old widow school teacher was killed by her neighbour in Jaipur after she stopped him from walking his dog in front of her house.
The deceased was a government school teacher and had an argument with her neighbour on Monday morning when she stopped him from walking his dog in front of his house in the city, police said on Tuesday.
Vidya, 55, was living alone after her husband passed away a few years ago. Her son works as an IT engineer in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. His brother Yugantar Sharma is an officer of Rajasthan Administrative Service, who is posted as SDM in Jaipur.
Vidya was finalizing her son’s marriage in February. The crime was discovered when she did not operate her social media account on Monday morning. Her school staff called her neighbours, who sent a young man to check if all was well with her, IANS reported.
The young man went to the roof of her house and saw that his body was hanging from the railing at around 8.30 am. He informed her family, after which police were called. Police carried out CCTV checks in the area and also questioned neighbours. Police found that Vidya had gone out to fetch milk in the morning on Monday and was having a verbal duel with one of her neighbours over his pet dog.
The police suspected the involvement of two brothers living in Vidya’s neighbourhood and called him for questioning. One of them, Krishna Kumar, had bruises on his face, which he maintained he suffered while playing with his pet dog.
When grilled, he was saddened that he strangled Vidya and later tied her to the railing to make the crime a suicide.
He told police that Vidya had recognised him when he jumped into her house from the terrace and resisted when he tried to strangle her, leading to scratches on his face.
(With Agency Inputs)