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Gwalior Woman, Inspired By ‘Crime Patrol’, Plotted Husband’s Murder As Suicide: Report

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In what is turning out to be a real life Crime Patrol episode, a woman in Gwalior inspired by the television show admitted to covering up her husband’s murder as a suicide, reports said Thursday.

The incident, which took place in Bahodapur area in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior last month, is emerging to be a twisted case as new details surface. As per News18the woman named Mamata earlier alleged her husband Parshuram’s death was a suicide by hanging. Post-mortem reports, however, told a different story.

Parshuram reportedly died from a brain hemorrhage caused by Mamata beating him with a stick. She misled the police for a month before the probe yielded evidence against her.

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Parshuram who died on June 2 was found on a bed in his house with a noose around his neck and marks on the body. Mamata, as per reports, faked horror at the incident, saying she had brought his body down to lay on the bed after he hung himself.

After post-mortem reports came, suggesting her involvement, she alleged Parshuram used to assault her after consuming alcohol, which affected their marriage and son. In the absence of their child, Mamata beat her husband to death. She is reportedly in custody.

There have been previous instances of killings inspired by the Sony TV show that premiered in 2003 and is currently on its fifth season with actor Anup Soni as host. In 2019, a debt-ridden Mumbai couple allegedly killed their elderly neighbour, finding inspiration in true crime shows like Crime Patrol and Savdhaan India, as reported by Indian Express

Back in 2017, a college student strangled a 12-year-old boy to death after failing to get a ransom for his kidnapping. As per Times of India, Hyderabad police said the accused was inspired by the controversial crime show.