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Man held for killing wife, attempting to conceal body

News Agencies | Updated on: 11 January 2024, 16:44 IST
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Meerut (Uttar Pradesh): A man in Meerut was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife whom he suspected of infidelity.

The accused, identified as Vishal, allegedly strangled his wife Gunjan to death in a fit of rage after discovering that she was involved in an affair with a youth from their neighbourhood.

According to Meerut Superintendent of Police, Ayush Vikram Singh, the accused allegedly strangled his wife and hid her body some 20 kilometres away in a forest.

The Meerut SP said that the accused transported the body in an e-rickshaw.

In a bid to mislead authorities, he had filed a missing person report with police and maintained a facade of concern for his wife's whereabouts, the official said.

The police initially got entangled in an anonymous murder mystery but after discovering the woman's body, the accused's elaborate plot started to crumble.

The accused has been apprehended by police holding several others for questioning concerning the case. Further details are awaited.


First published: 11 January 2024, 16:44 IST