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Delhi: Pregnant woman shot dead by husband in broad daylight

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 28 April 2021, 16:10 IST

In a shocking incident reported from the national capital, a man shot his pregnant wife dead in south-east Nizamuddin. The woman, who was pregnant with twins, was out on bail in relation to a drugs case.

The man allegedly shot his wife dead just outside their house on Tuesday. The women was identified as Saina. Saina's domestic help Shahdat was also shot during the incident. However, The man, is likely to live. The man, who shot Saina was identified as Waseem.

The whole incident was recorded on a CCTV. In the footage, the man could be seen firing around a dozen rounds at Saina as she sat outside their house.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the victim was earlier married to a man named Sharafat Sheikh. Sheikh is an alleged gangster and drug dealer who was jailed after being arrested under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) and Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

The victim was also taken into police custody a few months ago over her involvement in drug deals and was out on bail on Saturday on pregnancy grounds.

A year ago, the woman tied the knot with Waseem. The police, however, are yet to find out if the woman officially separated from Sheikh. When Saina was in jail, Waseem started an affair with her sister and was unable to meet her after Saina was released. Irked over the same, the accused allegedly took the decision of killing his pregnant wife.

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First published: 28 April 2021, 16:10 IST