Three arrested for killing elderly woman in Udhampur

JAMMU: Three people have been arrested for killing a 70-year-old woman in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

Vakeelan Devi, a resident of Rasli-Thakrai village, was found dead near Rasli Gaderan in the Basantgarh area on August 2, a police official said.

During the course of investigation, police detained some suspected persons for questioning and later, three of them -- Des Raj, Kaka Ram and Sanjay Kumar -- confessed that they had committed the crime, the official said.

He said the inquest proceeding was converted into a criminal case and further investigation is underway.

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