Wife and son arrested for murder of govt. employee

One of the accused, Rishabh.

One of the accused, Rishabh.  

Another man held; one still on the run: police

Three days after a Central government employee was found murdered at his residence, his wife and minor son along with an associate have been nabbed in connection with the case, the police said on Tuesday.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-East) Chinmoy Biswal said the accused included the victim’s wife, their 16-year-old son and a neighbour, Rishabh (20).

On July 6, at 5 a.m., the police received a PCR call regarding a murder after which they reached the spot and found the employee of Directorate General of Audit Central Expenditure lying dead with stab wounds on his back.

During interrogation, his wife allegedly told the police that her husband used to come home by 7.30 p.m. but on the night of the incident, he came at 11.30 p.m. She also said the doors of the house were open at the time.

“She said she woke up at 3 a.m. to go to the washroom when she saw her husband lying dead and ₹1.5lakh was missing,” Mr. Biswal said.

Motive behind murder

During examination, the police said there were contradictions found in the versions of wife and her son. On sustained questioning, Sunita confessed to the murder. “She said her husband was an alcoholic and used to ill-treat her and children. She then along with her son conspired to kill him,” the DCP said.

Promised ₹1.5 lakh

The duo contacted the minor’s friend whom they promised to give ₹1.5 lakh if he helped. The friend then roped in Rishabh.

“On the night of the incident when the victim returned home drunk and slept off, his wife and their son signaled the friend and Rishabh to enter the house. The duo then stabbed the victim to death while the mother-son kept guard,” the officer said, adding that his wife had concocted the story about the money to stage it like a robbery.

The police are conducting raids to arrest the minor’s friend.

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