Delhi

Husband kills wife, surrenders to police

He strangulated her following a fight

A 38-year-old man allegedly killed his wife in south Delhi’s Malviya Nagar on Wednesday morning, the police said, adding that the accused approached them and surrendered after the incident.

DCP (South) Atul Kumar Thakur said that the man has been identified as Sumit Mongia, a businessman. Mr. Mongia said he strangulated his wife Deepika (31) at their residence at Khirki Extension.

The police said that Mr. Mongia came to Malviya Nagar police station and said he had killed his wife and her body was lying at his house. “The police reached the spot and found the woman lying dead. She appeared to have been strangulated,” Mr. Thakur said.

During interrogation, he told the police that he killed his wife, locked the door and reached the police station to surrender. Probe revealed that the accused and the victim, who had got married in 2009, used to have frequent fights. On Wednesday morning, an argument broke out between the two after which the husband strangulated Deepika.

The police said that the accused, his wife and children live on the fourth floor, while his parents and sister stay on the third floor of the same building. The children had gone to school when the incident happened, they said.

The police said that a case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered and the man has been arrested.

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