The incident occurred between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on Wednesday.
Mumbai: A 28-year-old woman was found murdered with her throat slit in her house at Colaba in south Mumbai on Wednesday afternoon. The police is questioning her husband, the husband’s brother and another man who stayed in the same house. Officials are suspecting that the woman, who bore no marks of any sexual assault, might have been murdered by the three over a private dispute.
The victim has been identified as Shweta Mahendra Tandel (28), a resident of Sundari Nagar chawl. According to the Colaba police, the incident at the ground plus one structure where Shweta stayed with her husband, Mahendra, brother-in-law Chetan and a his friend. “The husband and wife stayed on the ground floor and the first floor was occupied by Chetan and his friend, who had moved in about six months ago from their native place,” said a police source. He added that the brother-in-law’s friend was unemployed and looking for a job in the city.
The incident occurred between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on Wednesday. “The husband and the brother-in-law left for work in the morning and the victim was alone on the ground floor area. The husband’s brother was on the first floor,” said Manoj Kumar Sharma, DCP, Zone 1. The complaint was filed by Dhananjay Tandel, the victim’s father.
The husband, brother-in-law and his friend are being questioned. “There is nothing missing from the house, so it does not look like a theft was underway,” he said.
He added that the police suspect that she was murdered due to an internal dispute.
The Colaba police, which is investigating the case, has registered an offence of murder against unknown persons.