In a tragic incident reported from Maharashtra, a 17-year-old boy allegedly killed his mother on Monday night after they had an argument over her suspected extramarital affair.
The minor boy has been sent to the Children’s Home after he confessed to his crime.
Sonali Ghogre (42) was living with her husband and two sons in Parole area at Virar East. The family had been living there since generations as Ghogre’s husband had a well-paying job and she herself had served as a member of the village panchayat. However, during the pandemic, her husband lost his job and the victim had to start providing for the family, reported Hindustan Times.
Subsequently, Sonali took up a job at a medicine manufacturing factory in Vasai. Due to financial problems in the family, Sonali’s elder son (accused) had to drop out of school while he was studying in Class 10. The minor boy had also taken up a job at a hotel in Vasai.
Alleged Extramarital Affair, Murder
On Monday evening, Sonali and her elder son were alone at home, while her husband and younger son had gone out.
According to the police statement, the elder son suspected his mother of having an extramarital relationship. After seeing her exchange intimate text messages with someone, he confronted his mother. This led to an argument, after which he picked up a sickle from the kitchen and attacked her face, neck and chest, killing her on the spot. The incident took place at about 8.45 pm on August 21.
Speaking with HT, Praful Wagh, senior police inspector of Mandvi police station said:
When the boy saw his mother chatting on her mobile phone and sending intimate messages, he got furious and confronted her about her suspected affair. The two then got into a fight following which the son picked up a sickle and attacked her.
He then called up the police control room around 9 pm and reported that his mother had been attacked by unknown people. Police reached the spot and rushed the woman to a hospital in Bhiwandi where she was declared dead.
Another police inspector Ashok Kamble from Mandvi police station added:
The accused did not tell us what exactly transpired in his house which led to his mother’s death.
When the police grilled the minor boy, he initially tried to evade questions, but later confessed to having murdered his mother.
The boy has been sent to the Dongri Observation and Children’s Home and will be presented before the Juvenile Justice Board.
The police have seized the murder weapon and also the mobile phone of Ghogre to find out who she was chatting with.
Voice For Men India Take:
- Adultery has been decriminalised in India since 2018
- While VFMI refrains from making moral judgments on lives of individuals, we also object to normalising extramarital affairs by women rights activists and feminist portals
- If either spouse in indulging in adultery, the other spouse must automatically have absolute right to divorce
- However, while we gave an upper hand to married women by letting their paramours free, we as a country, still believe divorce is taboo for married men
- The above incident is extremely unfortunate. Several husbands are keeping mum and living with adulterous wives, however, kids may not want to face such a harsh reality
- Having said so, under no circumstances, VFMI encourages or cheers any such action against the law, but we do urge our society to think and call out every person who hails married woman for her choice to have an affair outside marriage. Call out every individual who terms this act as empowerment. On the other hand, husbands are still dragged court under Section 498-A IPC if they indulge in such acts
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