Kolkata, Apr 17 UNI | 3 months ago

The city police today made a major breakthrough in solving the gruesome killing of a woman and her two minor daughters by salvaging the murder weapons from a canal.

Police used divers to pick up a hammer, an iron chain and a rope from underneath the muddy water of Doighat, a canal connecting the Ganga in south western part of the city.

Police used the divers after the main accused, Mohammed Shikandar, confessed that the weapons were thrown into the canal. Earlier, he had said the weapons were thrown into the Ganga.

The suspected murderers--so far four have been arrested--after bludgeoning widow Pushpa Singh, 37, and her daughters Pradipti Singh, 14, and Aradhana, 12, to death on March 29 at their Ekbalpore apartment, buried the bodies inside a shop, owned by the main accused on the following day.

Police discovered the decomposed bodies last Sunday (April 13), a day after the four accused were arrested.

The discovery of the weapons came a day after a forensic team visited the flat and collected samples for investigation.

Police are still looking for two trunks, which were used to carry the bodies from the flat to the place where the three bodies were buried one after another in a 10 by 12 Sq ft shop and then cemented.

(Posted on 17-04-2014)