Mumbai

Wife, lover on the run after killing man

Mumbai: A 24-year-old woman and her paramour are on the run after allegedly killing her husband in Nagaon, Bhiwandi. They have taken the woman’s three children with them, and the police suspect that the murder might have been committed in front of them.

The crime occurred on January 3, but was reported to the police on Sunday morning. Jagdish Soni (30) had been married to Gulabsha (24) for six years.

“Ms. Gulabsha had been having an extramarital affair with Rizwan Qureshi (24), a resident of Tasa Bavdi. On January 3, Mr. Qureshi called up his brother Shadab (27), and told him that he and Ms. Gulabsha had killed Jagdish in his residence and are on the run. They asked him to take care of Jagdish’s last rites,” senior police inspector K.D. Jadhav from Shanti Nagar police station said.

Mr. Shadab Qureshi did not believe his brother. On Saturday night, Mr. Rizwan Qureshi again called up his brother and told him the same thing. Mr. Shadab Qureshi then went to the Soni residence and found it locked.

There was a foul smell coming from the house. He made inquiries with neighbours, who said that no member of the family had been seen for the last few days. He then called the police.

The police broke the door down and found the living room floor stained with dried blood. Jagdish’s beheaded body was found wrapped in bedsheets on the floor. It was taken to a local hospital, while the police began inquiries with friends and family members.

Mr. Jadhav said, Ms. Gulabsha and Mr. Rizwan Qureshi wanted to go away together, and told Jagdish about this. “Jagdish refused and an argument erupted, during which the duo killed him and fled with the children. The possibility of the murder having occurred in front of the children can not be ruled out,” he said.

Neighbours have told the police that of late, Jagdish had started suspecting Ms. Gulabsha of infidelity.

The police booked Mr. Rizwan Qureshi and Ms. Gulabsha for murder under the Indian Penal Code, and have launched a search for them.

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