Mysterious death of Ottapalam woman: Police arrest her niece, two sons
Ottapalam: In connection with the mysterious death of a 63-year-old woman here, the police arrested her relative and two sons. The deceased is identified as Khadeeja. Her niece Sheeja and Sheeja's two sons including a minor were arrested by the police. It is learnt that Sheeja and her elder son Yazir confessed.
Sheeja and sons were staying in Khadeeja’s houe at RS Road in Ottapalam. Khadeeja was found dead on Thursday. Earlier on the day, an issue had taken place as Sheeja stole Khadeeja's gold ornaments. Sheeja tried to sell the items in a jewellery on Thursday afternoon.
However, employees in the jewellery had a suspicion over her behaviour and they informed the police. After an investigation, the police found that the items were stolen from Khadeeja. On knowing about the incident, Khadeeja informed that she is withdrawing the case as the culprits were family members.
Later, the murder took place at around 8:30 pm. Reportedly, Khadeeja was choked by the Sheeja and son. Her veins in the hand also were cut. After the murder, Sheeja and sons fled the place. Reportedly, they were planning to go to Mumbai as Sheeja is a native of Dharavi. But the police arrested them from a lodge before that. The investigation into the case is progressing.