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Underworld don Santokben Jadeja dead

: Santokben Jadeja, underworld don in the Saurashtra region, particularly Porbandar, died in Porbandar on Thursday night after a massive heart attack.

The 62-year old Santokben, who took over the underworld after the murder of her husband, Sarman Munja, was also a member of the Assembly for one term in the early Nineties. She was elected on the Janata Dal ticket from the Kutiyana constituency in Porbandar district.

She was alleged to be behind the murder of 14 people who, she believed were responsible for her husband's murder. Santokben, as well as two of her sons, have served stints in jail for various crimes, including the recent murder of one of her daughters-in-law.

Hindi film “Godmother” was reportedly taken based on her life.

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