Gurugram: Long-time marital discord and suspicion of her having an illicit affair led a man to strangulate his wife to death late Tuesday night in Sun City township area of Gurugram's Sector-54.
According to law enforcement officials, the accused Mahesh used to have fights and arguments with his wife Seema daily and, in a fit of rage, he strangulated her to death.
After committing the heinous crime, Mahesh initially wanted to make the crime look like a suicide, and thereby hanged Seema's body from a ceiling fan with a cloth and left their residence.
However, on Wednesday morning, he had a change of mind and instead of trying to escape, Mahesh went to Sector-53 police station and confessed to his crime.
After the confession, police took Mahesh to his residence where they recovered the body.
Gurugram Police officials have registered a case and started an invetigation in the matter. "We have registered a case and are now trying to gather necessary evidences," said a senior police official from Gururgam police.
Hailing from Rajasthan, Seema and Mahesh reportedly had a love marriage and had come to city a few months ago seeking better job opportunities. However, their relationship took a ugly turn after coming to Gurugram, and they started having regular fights on different issues.
There have been several incidents this year where domestic troubles between husband and wife resulting in brutal murders.
In April this year, a 24-year-old woman Veera was brutally murdered after being hit several times with hammer and axe. The culprit is suspected to be her husband Ashok, who is still at large.
The shocking murder was reported from Prem Puri area near Jharsa road, where the couple were staying in a rented accommodation, along with their two-year-old daughter.
This incident was followed by a worker from West Bengal strangulating his wife to death and then committing suicide in Gurugram earlier this month.
Cops said that the husband killed his wife in a fit of rage, as he was angry over his wife's constant use of social media websites.