SIT to investigate murder of former Mizoram minister's widow

A special investigation team (SIT) would be constituted to investigate the reported murder of 83-year-old widow widow of former finance minister John Lalsangzuala, police said on Thursday.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014, 15:48 PM IST

Aizawl: A special investigation team (SIT) would be constituted to investigate the reported murder of 83-year-old widow widow of former finance minister John Lalsangzuala, police said on Thursday.

Zokhumi, who retired as headmistress of a girls school, was found on her bed this morning with deep wound purported to be inflicted with sharp instrument, SP C Laldinha told reporters.

"Though the murder weapon was yet to be found, the wound indicated that it was caused by sharp weapon like machete or knife," he said, adding that the steel almirah was opened with a key and around Rs 64,000 stolen.

Though some files were dropped on the floor no other missing articles were yet detected, he said.

Forensic experts have lifted a number of fingerprints from the crime scene while the cause of death could be determined only after the result of the autopsy is submitted to the police, Laldinha said.