This incident happened three months ago, when Sandeep Nathwani killed his mother Jaishree Nathwani by pushing her from the fourth floor of the building they lived in Gujarat’s Rajkot district.
Sandeep Nathwani is an assistant professor in a Rajkot college. After committing the crime, he presented the incident to the police as a case of suicide. Police believed his version until they examined the CCTV footage from his house.
THE MURDER PLOT
Deceased Jaishree had suffered brain hemorrhage in early September last year. She was treated at a hospital in Rajkot and returned home after a few days. But, the stroke left her paralysed in legs. She could not stand up on her own or walk.
Sandeep Nathwani had to attend to her ailing helping her do her daily routine. He was getting frustrated with the kind of attention her mother required due to her illness. Jaishree had only one child, Sandeep, who did not wish to attend to her ailing mother.
On September 27 last year, Sandeep took her 64-year-old mother to the terrace of the fourth floor of the building, Darshan Avenue in Rameshwar Park area of Rajkot and pushed her. She died under the impact of fall from the building.
CULPRIT COOKS UP STORY
After committing the crime, Sandeep narrated a make-believe story to police. He told the police officials that his mother committed suicide. He told the police that his mother used to perform Surya Namaskar every day.
On the fateful day, Sandeep told the police that he had gone to fetch water and when he returned he found his mother dead. She died after falling from their third floor flat. Police believed for three months that it could be a case of suicide.
PHONE CALL NAILS LIE
But one day, the police officials probing the case received an anonymous phone call. The caller narrated a different sequence of events. This prompted police to launch a fresh probe securing the CCTV footage from the building.
In the CCTV footage of the day, Sandeep and Jaishree are seen together. The CCTV clip revealed to the police that Jaishree was paralysed and unable to walk. She could not have got up on her own and jumped from a four feet high wall to commit suicide.
Police also found that the building had CCTV cameras everywhere including parking and all the floors except the fourth floor terrace. The circumstantial evidence matched with the narration given over phone but not with the story cooked up by Sandeep.
In the view of fresh evidence, police arrested Sandeep on the charge of killing his mother.