Delhi

Man held for trying to kill live-in-partner

Accused hit woman on the head, locked room and fled

A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly trying to kill his live-in partner in outer north Delhi’s Narela, the police said on Saturday.

DCP (Outer North) Gaurav Sharma said that accused Arjun Baitha, who hails from Bihar, allegedly attempted to kill his live-in-partner Reeta at their rented accommodation. They have been living in the house since a few months, he said.

The police said that on June 22, the woman, who was severely injured, was found locked inside a room. The police registered a case and started to look for the accused. “Technical surveillance was mounted on his number. The photo of the suspect was also shown around. The landlord said that the man had identified himself as Arun,” Mr. Sharma said.

With the help of technical surveillance, the police came to know that the man had switched off his phone in Dehradun. They said that the accused was finally nabbed from his sister’s house in Dehradun’s Subhash Nagar where he had been hiding.

During interrogation, the accused allegedly revealed that the victim is his cousin’s wife and the two had been living together since the last two-three months. Arjun also told the police that the relationship had become a burden for him and he wanted to get rid of the woman. “Late on June 22, he hit her on the head with a stone while she was sleeping, locked the room and left,” the officer said.

Landlord booked

The police have also booked the landlord for not conducting tenant verification while renting out the accommodation.

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