Elderly woman killed in Maharashtra over property dispute

A 60-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her nephew and his wife over a property dispute in Vikramgad taluka here, police said on Thursday.

Palghar: A 60-year-old woman was allegedly murdered by her nephew and his wife over a property dispute in Vikramgad taluka here, police said on Thursday.

The incident occurred last evening when the accused couple visited the woman, identified as Leela Gaikwad, at her residence in Mohan-Budruk Akhad Pada area and picked up a fight over a long-drawn property dispute, Sub-Inspector P S Naik of Vikramgad police station said.

They then kicked and thrashed the victim, who was a widow, and attacked her with a log of wood, following which she died on the spot, he said.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, Naik said.

The accused, who are absconding, have been identified as Manik Arjun Batra and Vimal Manik Batra, he said, adding that a case has been registered against them under relevant sections of IPC.

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