A woman in the Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan allegedly killed her mother-in-law with a snakebite. According to reports, the woman had been engaged in an extramarital affair with a man from Jaipur. The man and his friend have also reportedly been arrested in connection to the murder.
India Today reports that the woman and her mother-in-law used to stay in the village alone as their husbands were serving the Indian Army and had been deployed out of station. The woman had gotten married to the victim's son in 2018.
The accused had been continuing the extramarital affair in her husband's absence. However, the mother-in-law suspected her daughter-in-law of the same and often taunted her about being on the phone all the time. Fed up with her interference, the woman decided to partner up with her alleged beau and have the mother-in-law killed.
That is when they decided to kill her with a snakebite, so that her death couldn't be traced back to them. However, the in-laws got a whiff of foul play a month later and filed a police complaint against the two.
With concrete evidence to support the complaint, the woman and her lover were arrested by the police on January 4.