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Man murders sister, flees

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Mumbai: A 37-year-old man allegedly stabbed his sister to death following a spat in Old Navy Nagar in south Mumhai today, police said.

The victim, Rajashree Mehotra, was married but was staying with her brother, Shyam, and her mother due to a strained relationship with her husband, a senior police official said.

Shyam often quarrelled with her as she was not staying with her husband and in-laws. The two had a heated exchange on the issue this afternoon and Shyam allegedly stabbed Rajashree with a kitchen knife.

Their mother was also injured in the scuffle.

Shyam fled from the house after the incident. Cuff Parade police are probing the case.

The siblings’ father, who died a few years ago, worked in the Navy. Following his death, their mother got a job in the defence force and thus they stayed in an official quarters.

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