Judge, son lifeless after consuming poison-laced chapatis; 5 arrested


Betul (MP), July 30

Police have arrested 5 individuals, together with a girl, in reference to the demise of a district choose and his son, who had allegedly consumed poison -laced chapatis, a senior official mentioned on Wednesday.

A tantrik (occultist), who can also be needed within the case, is absconding, the police mentioned.

The choose and his son had consumed chapatis (Indian bread) product of poison-mixed wheat flour allegedly given to the household by the girl, Sandhya Singh – who’s director of an NGO – after a ‘puja, which led to their demise, police mentioned.

Betuls Additional District and Sessions Judge Mahendra Tripathi (56) had died on Sunday morning throughout therapy in Nagpur in adjoining Maharashtra, they mentioned.

His elder son Abhiyanraj (33) died on Saturday evening on strategy to Nagpur for therapy, Superintendent of Police (SP) Simala Prasad instructed reporters whereas informing in regards to the arrest of the 5 accused.

The father-son duo was taken to hospital after they complained of meals poisoning, Prasad mentioned.

Prasad mentioned the choose and his deceased son had dined with different relations at dwelling on July 20. While the 2 ate chapatis, product of the wheat flour allegedly given by the girl, the choose’s spouse had eaten solely rice.

Tripathis youthful son additionally vomited after consuming chapatis, however his situation is secure now, she mentioned.

Later, the choose and his elder son have been admitted to the native Padhar Hospital after they turned severely ailing on July 23.

They have been shifted to a hospital in Nagpur on Saturday as their situation deteriorated, she mentioned.

Prasad mentioned Tripathis youthful son Ashish knowledgeable the police that his father, on strategy to Nagpur, had instructed him that his girl acquaintance, Sandhya Singh, gave the poison-laced wheat flour after performing a puja.

The identical wheat flour was utilized in getting ready the chapatis which have been consumed by the choose and his two sons, the SP mentioned.

Prasad mentioned throughout investigation, it got here to mild that Sandhya Singh got here involved with the choose when he was posted in Chhindwara and later each turned associates.

The girl was not capable of meet Tripathi for 4 months after his household got here to stay with him in Betul, the police officer mentioned.

Out of frustration, she conspired to kill the judges household, she mentioned.

Prasad mentioned the girl requested the choose to offer her wheat flour for performing a puja for him in order that he can get “rid of all his problems”.

Two days later, on July 20, she returned the wheat flour to the choose, the SP mentioned.

The identical wheat flour was utilized in making chapatis for dinner that evening, she mentioned.

Prasad mentioned the police initially arrested Sandhya Singh and her driver Sanju, who revealed all the conspiracy.

Later, the police arrested three extra individuals, Devilal Chandravanshi, Mubin Khan and one Kamal, on the premise of data shared by Sandhya Singh.

A tantrik, Baba Ramdayal, who can also be needed within the case, is absconding, she mentioned. PTI



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