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Meets Haryana Home Minister, hands over a letter seeking ‘to be hanged for crime’

A woman here handed over a letter to Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij, “confessing” she killed her police officer-husband two and a half years ago and saying that she wanted to be hanged for the crime, officials said on Tuesday.

A post-mortem then had found nothing suspicious, the police said, adding that a case has now been registered based on the letter.

Sunil Kumari, widow of Assistant Superintendent of Police Rohtas Singh, met the Home Minister on Monday at his residence when he was listening to public grievances and handed him the letter, Ambala Superintendent of Police Abhishek Jorwal said.

Gives details

In the letter, Kumari detailed how she killed her husband who, she claimed, was a drunkard, the officer said.

According to the letter, on July 15, 2017, the late ASP reached home heavily drunk and started abusing her, during which he fell down. He was about to vomit after the fall when Kumari gagged him with a piece of cloth, SP Jorwal said.

The man apparently choked on food particles. He was taken to the civil hospital where doctors declared him brought dead, he said. The woman further wrote that she never spoke a word about this to anyone and has been suffering from guilt, the officer said.

Mr. Vij said the woman gave him the letter and asked him to have her hanged for the crime.

Case filed

The woman was booked under section 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) of IPC in the Mahesh Nagar police station. Later, she was arrested and handed over to the Mahila Police station, the SP said.

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