Rajkot professor kills ailing mother by pushing her off terrace

Rajkot professor kills ailing mother by pushing her off terrace

A 36-year-old assistant professor was nabbed on Friday for reportedly killing his 64-year-old mother by pushing her off the terrace of their residential building in the city in September last year.

Sandip Nathwani, who teaches at a local pharmacy college, reportedly pushed his mother Jayshreeben to death on September 29 as he was "fed up" with her illness, according to police.

Initially, the Nathwani family had claimed that Jayashreeben fell off the terrace after losing balance as she was suffering from a brain disease.  Police changed the direction of the investigation on receipt of an unknown application.

"We checked CCTVs installed in the apartment and the recording clearly suggested that Sandip was with Jayshreeben when she fell off the terrace," said DCP, Zone II, Karanjraj Vaghela.

He said Sandip Nathwani initially denied the allegation against him, but later "confessed" to his involvement in the crime.  "He told us that he was fed up with his mother's illness. Sandip told us that on the day of the incident, he took his mother to the terrace and pushed her," Vaghela said.

The officer said Nathwani complained of uneasiness during the interrogation today and was admitted to hospital.

He would be formally arrested once he is discharged from the hospital.

Police registered an FIR against Nathwani under section 302 (Punishment for murder) of the IPC on the basis of the application received by them.  

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