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Three days before marriage, man arrested for murdering woman

New Delhi: Three days before his marriage, the Sabzi Mandi Police team arrested a man involved in the murder case of a woman, whose body was found stuffed inside a box in North Delhi's Sabzi Mandi. The investigating agency said that the accused confessed that he mixed medicines in the milk of the deceased.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Nupur Prasad said that they have arrested Santosh Kumar Kushwaha from UP on Thursday. He came in contact with the deceased in 2009. "The lady had a plot in Madhubani which was brought by her husband who later passed away," said an investigator.

The woman was not able to sell the plot so with the help of Kushwaha, the land was sold.

"The woman got Rs five lakh. After seeing the money accused became greedy," police said.

The accused somehow managed to get the money transferred in his account.

"He forged the amount in the cheque which was signed by the lady," said investigator. Police said that one day he heard the woman talking to someone on phone about the money so he thought that the deceased will take all the money and leave him. Police further said that in January, the woman fell ill and the medicine, which she was taking, reacted badly on her body. After taking treatment somewhere else, the woman's health got improved.

"On January 7, the woman went to the washroom and in the meantime Kushwaha mixed medicines (including those which reacted in her body earlier) in the woman's milk along with sugar. Later after drinking the milk, woman fell down and he stuffed her inside the box," police said.

According to police, both deceased and accused posed himself as husband-wife at the place, where they were residing in Subzi Mandi.

"He told the landlord that his wife had gone to native place so he is also going there and will return after one and a half month," added the investigator. In May, a foul smell started coming from the house and body was discovered. Later with the money, he made home and was getting married on May 12.

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