Wednesday , October 20 2021

Police clueless on Devkanya murder case, son yet missing

‘Vivek a sincere boy, claim relatives’

Udaipur : Banswara police is struggling for clues in the sensational murder case of a 45-year old woman who was found dead in the pooja room of her house at Khandu colony in Banswara city on monday morning. Devkanya wife of Kantilal Panchal was killed by some sharp edged weapon on Sunday midnight and her younger son Vivek aka Vinu had gone missing after the murder. A message was sent from Vivek’s mobile on the Panchal community group on social media past midnight in which the youth had allegedly confessed that he killed his mother after a quarrel and was going to end his life and that his body may be found from Geman bridge next day. While the police is taking Vivek as the prime suspect, community people and relatives claim otherwise. Devkanya’s husband Kantilal reached monday evening while the couple’s elder son reached from Kuwait late night. The funeral was held on Tuesday morning, both the men are in a state of deep shock.

A delegation from the Panchal community met the collector and police authorities demanding immediate arrest of the real culprit. People said that Vivek had a good character and wasnt of the rebel kind. ” There seems to be no clear motive for him to kill his mother as they were like any other happy family. Vivek was a religious boy who didnt even wear chappals during Navratri. He fed the cows and brought milk and biscuits for the street dogs, how can such a boy be so merciless to kill his own mother” one of their relative said. Relatives also raised a possibility of involvement of any third person behind the brutal killing and disappearance of Vivek who, they said, could have used his mobile to float the confession cum suicide message. ” Though Vivek had failed in the class tenth examination but his language was quite good and he didnt write incorrect spellings on social media. But the last message was full of errors which is raising doubts” another relative said.

Police launched a rescue operation on Tuesday at the Geman bridge end of the Mahi river, but the efforts turned futile for the area being quite large. The Chotta Shravan tehsildar gave a letter to the police on the impracticality of a search operation the flowing stream. Meanwhile, Banswara SP Kaluram Rawat visited the crime spot and discussed detailed with the investigating officer DileepDan of Kotwali police station. Police spoke to some of the close relatives of the deceased. One of a female relative told the police that Devkanya had worn a maroon colour saree on Sunday evening while her body was seen in a red saree the next morning. Sources claimed that Devkanya was a religious woman and did pooja-paath everyday. There were rice, vermilion and other puja material scattered around where the body was found and hence sources also said that a possibility of some tantrik belief behind the killing cannot be ruled out.

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