In a shocking case of a youngster murdering his 55-year-old mother over property dispute, the Shahinayatgunj police on Tuesday exhumed her body from their house where it was buried a year ago.
The murder of Lakshmi Bai alias Ayesha probably would not have seen light but for the youngster Babu and his sister Kiran being detained by the Commissioner’s Task Force (South) sleuths after they got a wind of it. During sustained interrogation, Babu admitted to police that he eliminated his mother a year ago in their house at Goshamahal.
“He dug a trench in the house and buried her body. Babu got granite stones laid over the floor ensuring no traces of the murder were left,” the investigators told The Hindu.
Babu allegedly used to practice witchcraft. He developed differences with his mother over rights of the house they were living at Goshamahal. Babu’s mother married a businessman, Jameeluddin, about 30 years ago after the death of her first husband.
Over past three years, they were fighting over the property. In January last, Babu killed his mother in the house. After killing the woman, Babu told the neighbours, including Jameeluddin, who stayed along with his second wife at Asifnagar, that his mother had gone to Bengaluru and living with her sister there, the police said.
A team of forensic doctors from Osmania Medical College was brought to the house where an on-the-spot post-mortem examination was conducted. The CLUES team collected the molar tooth and femur bone to conduct DNA test to establish the identity of the woman.
Goshamahal ACP K Ram Bhupal Rao said that investigation was in progress. “We are trying to find out if any other persons also helped Babu in executing the murder and burying the body”.