Man arrested for wife’s murder

Deceased Geeta Devi

Deceased Geeta Devi   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

Accused suspected victim was friends with other men; body was found on Jan. 21

A 40-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife over suspicion of being friends with other men in south-east Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar, the police said on Saturday. The woman’s decomposed body was found on January 21, they said.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Ghanshyam Bansal said that the accused has been identified as Sanjay Kumar Singh alias Sanju, a rickshaw puller, who allegedly killed his wife Geeta Devi.

Singh was Geeta’s second husband, he said.

The police said that on January 21, a passer-by made a PCR call regarding a body. When police reached the spot, they found a woman’s decomposed body. The body remained unidentified for days after which it was cremated on January 30.

Missing report

However, on February 2, a 15-year-old boy approached the police and reported his mother missing since January 13.

The boy was shown the woman’s photo and told about the clothes she was wearing, after which he identified her as his mother.

“The boy also said that he used to reside with his mother and stepfather [Sanjay] at Garhi village and that the couple often used to fight. He said that his stepfather was also missing since January 13,” Mr. Bansal futher said.

During investigation, the police said, it was revealed that Geeta was last seen with Sanjay.

All his suspected hideouts were raided but he could not be found anywhere. On Friday, the police said they received a tip-off that Sanjay had come to pick up his own son. He was arrested from Garhi when he came to pick up the boy (from his marriage with Geeta), the police said.

During interrogation, the accused told police that he had met Geeta in 2008 when she was living separately from her husband and with her son. The two fell in love, got married and Geeta gave birth to another boy. “He suspected her of being friends with other men, to which he objected and often picked up fights with Geeta. On January 13, the day of the incident, he took Geeta to a secluded place on the pretext of resolving the issues between them and strangulated her,” Mr. Bansal said.

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