Bhadradri Kothagudem: One more woman joined the ever-increasing list of female killers, except that this time the victim was her mother-in-law. A 40 year-old woman hired killers to get rid of her mother-in-law and gave them her gold chain worth Rs. 1 lakh as advance. She promised to pay the killers one more lakh after killing her mother-in-law.

Bhagyalakshmi of Paloncha in the district was arrested on Tuesday for killing her mother-in-law by smothering her with a pillow the previous night. The mother of two, hired three men to kill her mother-in-law. After her husband left for work on Monday night, she called up the killers and as they held her mother-in-law Durgamma, Bhagyalakshmi smothered her with a pillow. After the old woman died, Bhagyalakshmi called up her husband and informed him that his mother died.

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The woman claimed that her mother-in-law died a natural death. But on being alerted by her husband, police entered the scene and detected the real cause of death. She later admitted to have killed her mother-in-law as she was harassing her on the slightest pretext from the time of her marriage.

Police arrested Veerabhadram, Lakshman and Sateesh along with Bhagyalakshmi and an investigation is on. A post-mortem report is awaited.