Goa Police Files Chargesheet against Suchana Seth Accused of Son’s Murder

Suchana Seth

Goa Police have filed a chargesheet in a court against Suchana Seth, the CEO of an AI start-up, accused of killing her four-year-old son at an apartment in the coastal state, a senior official stated.

On January 7, Suchana Seth (39) was apprehended from Chitradurga in neighboring Karnataka while she was traveling in a taxi with her son’s body concealed in a bag. She departed Goa on the night of January 6 after allegedly murdering her child at an apartment in Candolim area.

The Calangute police, earlier this week, lodged a 642-page chargesheet against Seth in the Goa Children’s Court. The chargesheet mentions that the child died due to shock and respiratory asphyxia caused by strangulation. Seth has been charged under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offense) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 8 of the Goa Children’s Act.

The Goa Police have listed 59 witnesses in the case and recorded the statement of the accused’s husband, who asserted that despite orders from a family court in Bengaluru, Seth did not permit him to meet their son.

The Goa Children’s Court is scheduled to hear the case on June 14, 2024, when charges will be framed against the accused, currently in judicial custody in the coastal state.

The police have also appended a scribbled note, written on a tissue paper using an eyeliner by the accused, along with the chargesheet. Additionally, confirmation from handwriting experts has been attached, confirming it as Seth’s handwriting.

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