UP widow battered to death over insurance money

A 30-year-old woman, who had been resisting attempts by her in-laws to hand them over the insurance corpus she was about to receive for her husband’s death eight months ago, was allegedly battered to death with a hammer by her brother-in-law.

Police said Twinkle was struck on the head at least 10 times at their home in Panchvati Colony of Loni by her brother-in-law Abhishek, who was arrested.

Twinkle and Gaurav got married in 2017 and had three children. In November last year, Twinkle lost Gaurav — an engineer with a private firm in Delhi — to a road accident.

Her mother Geeta, who lodged a police complaint against Twinkle’s in-laws, alleged that her daughter was forced to give them Rs 4 lakh compensation that she had received from Gaurav’s office after his death.

“When they learnt that my daughter was to receive another insurance amount of Rs 15 lakh, they started demanding that money as well,” Geeta said. But Twinkle refused saying she would need the money to raise her three children.

“At one point, her in-laws pinned her to the ground and rained blows on her. In a fit of rage, Abhishek picked up a hammer kept in the room and battered my daughter to death,” Geeta said,

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