In a heart-breaking incident, an elderly woman had allegedly threw her two-year-old granddaughter out of their 6th floor flat’s window in Malad (East), in the wee hours of Saturday.
The Kurar police have arrested the 50-year-old Ruksana Ansari, who was living with her son’s family in a Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) building at Appapada located in Mumbai.
While the woman threw her granddaughter, one of the residents of the same building saw the whole incident at around 6:30 am. The person then immediated informed family, who was asleep and the little girl was rushed to a nearby local hospital and the doctors declared her brought dead.
According to the police, the grandmother threw the child in a fit of rage over repeated arguments with her daughter-in-law, who is also the complainant. “Based on the post-mortem and circumstantial evidence, we ascertained it as a case of murder,” said DS Swami, deputy commissioner of police, zone 12.
The officer further added that the door was closed from inside, so they had doubted that someone among the 5 members of the family committed the crime. The police then interrogated them for around 12 to 13 hours and had later found out that Ruksana is involved in the crime case, and she confessed.
“When they were informed, all four family members rushed downstairs, while Ruksana stayed back. This made us suspicious,” a Kurar police officer said
“We think the constant arguments between the child’s mother and the grandmother is the reason behind the murder. They would argue because Zia and her aunt’s two-year-old son would fight regularly. Ruksana would defend the boy and beat up the girl,” Babasaheb Salunke, senior inspector, Kurar police station added.