In a gruesome double murder, a man strangulated his wife and another woman to death in connivance with his two associates at Ramkya Tanda in Khammam urban mandal late on Wednesday night. The ghastly crime came to light on Thursday. The deceased have been identified as G. Sunitha, 35, wife of Mothilal, and Neela, 45, a widow, of Ramkya Tanda. According to the police, G. Mothilal, 45, a farmer, allegedly throttled his wife Sunitha and neighbour Neela with a clutch wire along with his aides Veeru and Dharma in the tribal hamlet late in the night. Mothilal allegedly had an illicit affair with the deceased widow. He allegedly developed an illicit relationship with another woman of the same village recently. The police suspect that Mothilal allegedly committed the double murder to live with his paramour. A case has been registered.