Man killed over extramarital affair

Probe reveals victim was in relationship with accused’s wife

A 32-year-old man was killed in Swaroop Nagar on Thursday by the husband of a woman with whom he had an extramarital affair, the police said on Friday.

The police said the deceased has been identified as Manav alias Mohan, a tailor. He was killed around 10.20 p.m. The accused was later identified as 40-year-old Amarnath.

Wife left accused

The police said Amarnath’s wife Rani had left him earlier in the week to live with Manav and also took their five children along. Amarnath killed Manav in a fit of rage, a senior police officer said.

The PCR received a call regarding a man bludgeoned to death following a brawl near a temple in Swaroop Nagar. DCP (North-West) Aslam Khan said a police team rushed to the spot and found Mohan lying on the floor. He was taken to a hospital, where the doctors declared him dead. A case of murder was registered. Initial probe revealed that Amarnath, who works at an auto repair workshop, had hit Manav on the head, killing him on the spot.

“Further investigation revealed that Rani [35] was in a relationship with Manav. She left Amarnath four-five days back to live with Manav. Married for 16 years, Amarnath and Rani have five children. Since they had been fighting frequently over domestic issues, Rani took the children along when she left him,” Ms. Khan said.

Ms. Khan added that a furious Amarnath reached Manav’s house on Thursday night and asked his wife to return home. “The two men had a spat, during which Amarnath hit Manav on the head with a slab, killing him. Amarnath was later arrested from the spot,” Ms. Khan said.

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