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Kozhikode police take woman into custody in murder case

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BANGALORE, MARCH 3. The Kozhikode Police have taken into custody a woman arrested by the Bangalore city police on Wednesday on a charge of poisoning her two children - one in Mumbai and the other at the Bangalore City Railway Station.

The City Crime Branch (CCB) sleuths arrested the woman following a tip-off and handed her over to the Railway Police on Wednesday. The Railway Police, in turn, handed her over to the Kozhikode Police, with whom a complaint that she has gone missing had been filed.

The woman, identified as Azra (24) of a village near Kozhikode in Kerala, had allegedly poisoned her four-year-old child at the Kurla Railway Station in Mumbai in December and escaped from there. On January 18, she allegedly killed her one-year-old child in a similar fashion at a waiting room at the Bangalore City Railway Station. Police teams visited Kerala in a bid to arrest her but could not do so.

She reportedly came to a shop in the Majestic area here to purchase slippers. The shop owner, Fayaz, who had read about the crime and had seen her photograph in a newspaper some time ago, informed the police, who arrested her.

But she told the police that she was not the woman they were looking for and that she had nothing to do with the crime. The police took her to her native place and identified her with the help of the villagers.

It is said she was married to a man who lived in West Asia. But he had abandoned her, it is said. She frequently visited Bangalore and Mumbai. Her husband had filed a complaint with the Kozhikode Police that she and his two sons were missing. The Kurla Police, the Railway Police said, had booked a case of murder against Azra.

In the case booked against her at the City Railway Station, the police were awaiting a report from the Forensic Science Laboratory about her second child's death, the police said.

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