An Indian physiotherapist who showed up to a police station with her mother’s remains in a bag has been detained on suspicion of murder.
On Monday, Sonali Sen strolled into the police station in Bengaluru, Karnataka State, with a wheeled suitcase that contained a woman’s curled-up corpse.
According to sources, the 39-year-old acknowledged to the police that she had given her 71-year-old mother, Biva Pal, sleeping drugs while her son was also present, and then choked her to death with a veil.
In the case with the remains, she had also hidden a framed photo of her mother’s deceased spouse.
A senior official said: “Sonali Sen administered approximately 20 sleeping tablets to her mother on Monday morning. After [she] complained of stomach pain resulting from the ingestion of the pills, she was then strangled to death by her own daughter.”
Local police chief C.K. Baba added: “Yesterday at around 11 to 11.30 am, the woman choked her mother with a veil when her husband had gone to work at Hebbagodi based company in the city.”
Despite not having a known history of mental illness, Sen is known to have taken blood pressure medicine.
The authorities suspect that she may have been under a great deal of stress at the time because she was the mother of an autistic kid and was sharing a home not only with her son and husband but also with her mother and mother-in-law.
Baba told local media: “Sen is her parents’ lone child. She has been looking after her for the past five years. The victim had a few medical conditions.
“When the murder occurred, her mother-in-law and her child were also present in the house but in a different room.”The police reported that Biva and Sen’s in-laws had a history of heated fights.
The investigation revealed that Biva had lately expressed her desire to terminate her life to her daughter due to the alleged harassment by the in-laws.
Sen is currently being looked at for murder.