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Mumbai: Woman abducts, kills minor girl to marry her father

The woman was in an alleged illicit relationship with the girl's father since past two years. The man had refused to marry the accused citing responsibilities towards her daughter.

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Mumbai: Woman abducts, kills minor girl to marry her father
The woman has been arrested for kidnapping and murder under IPC
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A 22-year-old woman allegedly kidnapped and killed a five-year-old girl to convince the girl's father for marriage. The woman was in an alleged illicit relationship with the girl's father since past two years. The man had refused to marry the accused citing responsibilities towards her daughter.

According to police, on March 24, Anjali Saroj (5) was allegedly kidnapped from outside her residence in Vijay Nagar area of Nallasopara east. Santosh, the girl's father, complained to Tulinj Police and a case of kidnapping was registered. The girl's body was found inside a toilet of Gujarat's Navsari railway station the next day. Six police teams were formed by the Palghar Police department and the probe was launched. A middle-aged woman was captured in the CCTV cameras near the railway station and a sketch was released for identification.

During investigations, the police questioned Anita Waghela (22) after learning about her illicit relationship with the girl's father. Waghela, during the sustained interrogations, confessed to the crime and was put under arrest on Wednesday evening.

"The woman has been arrested for kidnap and murder of the Indian Penal Code and will be produced before Vasai court on Thursday," said Khairnar.

CASE HISTORY

  • The woman was in an alleged illicit relationship with the girl’s father since past two years.
     
  • The man had refused to marry the accused citing responsibilities towards her daughter.
     
  • The woman kidnapped the minor from outside her residence in Nallasopara east.
     
  • The girl’s body was found inside a toilet of Navsari railway station.
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