he killed his mother in a fit of rage
Veteran TV actress Veena Kapoor was reportedly murdered by her son over a property dispute.
It was reported that she was bludgeoned to death with a baseball bat.
Her death came to light in a post shared by fellow actress Nilu Kohli.
In an Instagram post, Nilu wrote: “Veenaji you deserved better.
“I am heartbroken, posting this for you. Kya bolun? Am at a total loss of words. I hope you are finally resting in peace after soo many years of struggle.”
According to reports, the security supervisor of Kalpataru Society informed the police that Veena Kapoor had gone missing.
Sachin Kapoor is believed to have repeatedly struck his mother with a baseball bat and dumped her body in a river.
The murder took place in the Juhu area of Mumbai.
According to Nilu, Veena’s US-based son knew about the incident and alerted the Indian police. His younger brother Sachin and his servant were arrested.
During questioning, Sachin said he wanted to take a property from his mother worth Rs. 12 Crore (£1.1 million).
He got into an argument with Veena Kapoor, during which he became angry and killed her in a fit of rage.
Police officials said: “During interrogation, accused Sachin Kapoor disclosed that he killed his mother in a fit of rage after hitting her several times on the head with a baseball bat.
“The accused son said that a property dispute was going on between them, due to which he committed the crime and dumped her body in a river in the Raigad district.”
A case has been lodged against Sachin under sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
Nilu expressed her shock. She said:
“There was always an issue. Ever since I have known her she was fighting this case. She used to keep praying and doing puja whenever there was a hearing of her case.
“The house was her only aim in life. That is why I feel so bad for her. She has worked so much for this house.
“But ultimately this is what happens to her. In the end, nobody got anything.
“That kid went to jail for 20 years. It’s a lifetime now. It’s so unfortunate.
“Every time you think that something is bad, something worse comes up.”
“This has beaten a Crime Patrol episode. I told someone that I can’t believe that I am writing this post for somebody for someone I have known so closely over a period of time.
“We lost touch during Covid for a while but otherwise, we were in touch throughout.
“We stopped working together some years ago. But we would sometimes talk on the phone and messages but we couldn’t meet.
“It is one of the craziest stories I have heard. This news gave me such a pit in my stomach, I had a churning stomach, and I couldn’t eat. I couldn’t think. I couldn’t believe that something like this happened to someone close to me.
“On one hand, we have a wedding in the family, and on the other hand, there’s this sad news.
“There’s such a jump in emotion at the moment that I am going through. You can’t mourn, you don’t feel like celebrating. And inside you are thinking, ‘Where are we heading in life? What is this?’
“It is very unfair. This is not what she deserved. She struggled so much for this house. It had become the focal point of her life. I am shaken.”