28-year-old kills estranged wife, toddler

Mubarak Ansari
Wednesday, 23 January 2019

A 28-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and their one-and-half-year-old daughter in cold blood after trespassing into his in-laws’ place on Tadiwala Road early on Tuesday. 

Pune: A 28-year-old man allegedly killed his wife and their one-and-half-year-old daughter in cold blood after trespassing into his in-laws’ place on Tadiwala Road early on Tuesday. 

After the murders, he tried to commit suicide with a knife. The couple were staying separately after frequent quarrels and a divorce case was pending in court.
 
The deceased were identified as Tabassum Ayyaz Shaikh (22) and her daughter Alina. The police have taken the accused Ayyaz Alif Shaikh, a resident of Kondhwa, into custody. He is undergoing treatment at Sassoon Hospital. 

Based on a complaint from Tabassum’s father Naseer Jahur Shaikh (45), an FIR was registered with Bundgarden police station against Ayyaz for house trespass and murder. 

Senior Police Inspector MM Mujawar, in-charge of the police station, said, “Suspecting his wife’s character, Ayyaz killed Tabassum and their daughter. He tried to commit suicide. Currently he is undergoing treatment at a hospital.”
 
According to the police, Ayyaz works as a delivery boy with a private company. The couple got married three years ago. However, he used to harass her suspected her character. Fed up, Tabassum came to stay with her parents about two years ago. 

Accused entered through window
The police said Ayyaz scaled the wall and entered the room on the first floor through the window after removing the grill. He had brought Chinese food which Tabassum and Alina ate. After they slept, Ayyaz killed them with a sharp weapon. He called his mother and informed her about it. His mother and brother reached the house with the police. When the room was opened, Tabassum and Alina were lying in a pool of blood on the bed, while Ayyaz was lying on the floor injured. The incident came to light at 4 am.

Family will miss Tabassum
Naseer sells bananas on a handcart. He lives in a small house near Rajratan Buddha Vihar in the slums. He constructed a room on the terrace of his house for Tabassum and Alina. To prevent quarrels when Ayyaz came, every night the room was locked from outside. 

Every morning, Tabassum would call her mother Farida to open the door. “Now we will not hear Tabassum call her for opening the door. We had asked her to stay with us to save her from  harassment. Ayyaz had offered Rs two lakh to settle the divorce case. However, I refused his offer and asked him to live peacefully with my daughter,” said Naseer.
 

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