Medical expenses prompts woman to kill son

Mumbai: Savitri Tipanna of Chembur, Mumbai, strangled her 6-year old ailing son Devraj to death. The boy was rushed to Rajawadi Hospital, where he was declared dead on arrival. Police said they suspected Savitris role behind the murder after noticing strangulation marks round his neck. During interrogation, she confessed to the crime.

Savitri was facing financial hardship and she could not afford the expenses for treatment of Devraj who was suffering from epileptic seizures and needed hospitalisation, they said, adding her alcoholic husband had died a long time back. She has been booked under section 302 (murder) of IPC, police said.