Suspecting affair, man kills his wife in front of children
New Delhi: Suspecting her of an extra-marital affair, a man killed his 33-year-old wife in front of their children in Najafgarh area of Dwarka district. Police claimed that the woman was killed by the blunt object while she was sleeping on Friday.
According to police, the deceased was the native of Assam and had come to Delhi eight years ago. She was living with her husband and three children including two daughters aged (5,8,11). The accused was doing petty jobs for livelihood.
According to police, the incident came to light on Friday morning when the neighbours of the accused heard children crying and found the woman lying in a pool of blood and husband was nearby her wife. They locked the room and made a PCR call after which police reached the spot and nabbed the accused. The victim was rushed to the hospital where she was declared brought dead.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Shibesh Singh stated that the children were in the room and were safe. They were crying which alerted the neighbour. The accused confessed to the murder, saying he suspected his wife of being allegedly involved in an extra-marital affair. He confessed to having several altercations with her regarding the suspicion.
Police further claimed that on Thursday night, the accused came to the home. After having food, family went to sleep. In the night, the accused took a blunt object and hit her wife with it. "We found multiple injuries," said a senior police official. The police official had called the deceased's brother who was coming from Assam. A case has been registered under the appropriate section of IPC.
The Delhi Police data regarding the motives behind the murder in the year 2017 revealed that 18.61 percent of cases were because of sudden provocation whereas 46.54 percent of murder was due to enmity or dispute, and 9.74 percent were passion related. Only 10.82 percent murders were crime related. In 2017, 87.44 percent of murder cases were solved by city police and 753 accused were arrested until November 15. In 2016, around 74.89 percent of murder was solved with the arrest of 835 accused persons.