Man arrested for strangulating wife

A man has been arrested for allegedly strangulating his 25-year-old wife using a cable following an argument in Outer Delhi, the police said on Monday. The accused Saddam strangulated his wife Praveen on Saturday night at their home in Kamaldar Colony and later dumped her body near a canal in Bhalswa Dairy in Outer Delhi, they said. The couple were married for about three years, the police said. Saddam was nabbed by the police on Sunday when he returned to the spot to throw the body in the canal, fearing he could be caught if the remains were found. During interrogation, Saddam told the police that the couple did not share cordial marital relations and used to fight on petty issues. On Saturday night, too, they had an argument and in a fit of rage he strangled Praveen, the police said, adding a case has been registered and further investigation into the mater is on. —PTI