A 55-year-old woman was murdered by five people, who showed her body as a case of suicide in the Raigad district of Maharashtra.
An official said the incident came to light when police in Panvel taluka got information about the hanging of victim Sharada Mali at her house in Dandre village. During the investigation, it was revealed that the gardener was attacked by members of a neighboring family on charges of theft of an ornament, he said.
The accused persons killed the woman and initially tried to burn the body. The officer said he later hanged his body for a case of suicide.