Minors take cue from television, killing 70-year-old woman in Pune

They entered her house and began watching television before pushing her from behind and strangling her to death. The kids then ran out with money worth it 93,000 and worth gold ornaments 67,500, according to police

PUNE Two underage boys were arrested by Pune police for robbing and killing a 70-year-old woman who knew and entertained them at her home frequently. The boys had apparently seen episodes of “CID”, a famous Hindi-language television series for true crimes, and drew inspiration from it, according to a statement issued by the Pune police.

The victim was identified as Shalini Baban Sonawane (70), a resident of Sayali Heights in Hingane Khurd area of ​​Pune. She was found dead in the night of October 30 in her living room.

The detained underage boys are 16 and 14 years old. During the investigation of the case, police officer Ujjav Mokashi learned from a group of local children that on the afternoon of October 30, two of her friends were in a hurry to eat paani-puri.

“The images (CCTV) of the two who hurried to their house contributed to the suspicion and based on that, they were taken into custody and questioned. The two kept a straight face and began to rough. “One of them was known to be making a habit of his own house. After more time during questioning, the two broke out and confessed to killing the woman,” read the statement from senior police inspector Devidas Gheware of Sinhagad Road police.

The two had stolen two months earlier and stole the key to the woman’s house. Due to her age, however, the woman did not leave the house much. The two then decided to rob her and went to her house on October 30 at 1:30 p.m.

They entered her house and began watching television before pushing her from behind and strangling her to death. The kids then ran out with money worth it 93,000 and worth gold ornaments 67,500, according to police. All valuables have been recovered from it.

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