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Rajasthan horror: Man stabs wife to death over dowry

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 24 November 2022, 14:30 IST
Dowry Harassment.

In a horrifying incident reported from Rajasthan’s Ajmer, a man stabbed his wife to death with a knife following a quarrel over dowry on Wednesday. The accused, identified as Mukesh, aged 34-year-old, has been taken into police custody.

The accused, Mukesh tied the knot with 32-year-old Jennifer on 29th October, a year after they met through a common friend.

As maintained by the Inspector General of Police of Ajmer Range, Rupinder Singh, “A verbal spat broke out between the couple around 11 am after which Jennifer threatened Mukesh that she would inform her parents. He lost his cool and stabbed Jennifer multiple times with a sharp edge knife. The murder was so brutal that around a dozen deep wounds were found in the body of the victim. Prima facie, it appears that the accused wanted to mutilate the body of the victim."

Locals in the area heard loud screams of the victim and later they saw Mukesh carrying something in a sack. Suspecting that Mukesh might be carrying her dead body, they alerted the police.

Mukesh made an attempt to run away but was caught in Dawar Nagar lane 4. The accused confessed that he killed his wife and threw the body in Puskhar area packed in a sack.

"Mukesh, a garment seller by profession, is 36-years-old and was eagerly waiting to get married. His parents were failing to search a life partner for him. Last year in August, his friend Ramesh introduced him to Jennifer. Both started knowing each other and later fell in love with each other," said a police official familiar with the development of the case.

Furthermore, the police official said that Mukesh’s family objected to the interfaith marriage but the couple went against it.

As per the police, Mukesh pressurised the victim’s mother to pay a dowry. On Wednesday morning, the couple again broke into a spat and when the woman threatened that she would inform her mother about it, Mukesh lost his cool. He brought a sharp edged weapon and slit the victim's throat. He then brutally stabbed her and then put her dead body in a sack in order to dispose it.

"Jennifer lost her father at a young age. Her mother, who works in the electricity department, raised her. The brother of the victim lodged a complaint that Mukesh was demanding dowry and was pressurised her. He also used to beat her occasionally," said Chavi Sharma, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ajmer North.

She added that police is scrutinizing the crime spot and further details would be revealed once Mukesh is taken into police custody.

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First published: 24 November 2022, 14:30 IST