‘Uran man killed wife, took own life over cash crunch’

Relatives say couple fought over money

The Uran resident, who had killed his pregnant wife, locked in his two daughters and committed suicide by jumping in front of a goods train on August 20, was facing a financial crunch, according to his relatives.

The relatives told the police that the couple had frequent fights over money matters. The police said Raju Kumar Rai (31) was an employee of TICL and earned close to ₹10,000 per month.

Senior police inspector Jagdish Kulkarni said, “We suspect that the cash crunch could have led the man to take the extreme step. On the day of the incident, he had asked his employer to give him a part of his next salary in advance. The employer’s refusal to give him the money could have led to another fight between the couple. The wife, who was found dead with a slit throat, had kneaded dough on her hands, making it clear that the man attacked her in a fit of rage.”

The incident came to light on August 21 when the neighbours heard the cries of the two children, aged one and two years, from inside the locked house. The children were soaked in the blood of the dead mother. The police have handed over the children to Rai’s parents, who live in Bihar.

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