Woman ac­cused of mur­der, held

The Political and Business Daily - - STATES -

SAN­GITA Devi, an ac­cused in a twin mur­der case, who had es­caped from Patna Med­i­cal Col­lege and Hos­pi­tal (PMCH) in the state cap­i­tal three days ago, was to­day ar­rested from a rail­way sta­tion in her na­tive Je­han­abad district.

"The po­lice ar­rested her from a pas­sen­ger train at Te­hata rail­way sta­tion early this morn­ing when she was trav­el­ling to a place be­tween Gaya and Patna dis­tricts," Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice (SP) Aditya Ku­mar said.

He said that the po­lice had put her mo­bile phone on sur­veil­lance to track her move­ment and fi­nally suc­ceeded in ar­rest­ing her when she was trav­el­ling by a pas­sen­ger train from Gaya.

"She is the main ac­cused be­hind the killing of Chunnu Sharma and Rakesh. The duo was al­legedly stran­gu­lated by the woman with the help of her cousin and Munna Ku­mar with whom the vic­tims had run­ning dis­pute over prop­erty-re­lated mat­ters," the SP said.

Devi also told the in­ter­roga­tors that she had sold Chunnu Sharma's gold ring to a jew­eller in Je­han­abad, Ku­mar said, adding that the said ring has been seized from the jew­eller.

The SP said that the ar­rested woman gave de­tails about her move­ment since her es­cape from PMCH on July 21. She had gone to Patna City im­me­di­ately af­ter es­cap­ing from the pre­mier hos­pi­tal and then vis­ited Chapra from where she went to sev­eral other places, he said.

The woman said that she also tried to take shel­ter at the places of her politi­cian friends but all re­fused her, Ku­mar said.

Devi was bru­tally beaten up by a mob at her res­i­dence in Je­han­abad district on July 16 charg­ing her with the mur­der of the two men.

The bru­tal as­sault on her and her al­leged dis­rob­ing by a mob had hit the na­tional head­lines and rocked the state leg­is­la­ture with all po­lit­i­cal par­ties cut­ting cross party lines con­demn­ing the in­ci­dent. The Je­han­abad SP had sus­pended seven po­lice per­son­nel.

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