Thane: A 15-year-old girl was detained and her 19-year-old friend arrested in connection with the murder of her mother in Ulhasnagar in Thane district has been arrested, police said on Monday. The 40-year-old woman had separated from her husband a few years back and stayed at Ulhasnagar camp with her daughter. She was found dead in the early hours of Sunday. The woman had multiple stab wounds and her face was disfigured. A probe zeroed in on her 15-year-old daughter and her boyfriend who works in a jeans factory in the vicinity, police said. The teenager was an intern at the factory.
“The woman was opposed to their relationship so the two conspired and killed her with sharp weapons,” the police said. The 15-year-old told police that she conspired to kill her mother with the help of her boyfriend. When she came home for lunch on Saturday, she kept the entry door open as she distracted her mother in the kitchen. Her friend then entered the flat and stabbed the 40-year-old to death and fled. As per the plan, the daughter raised alarm when she returned home around the evening after work following which police were informed.While the 19-year-old was remanded in police custody till March 27, the girl was sent to a remand home.