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Woman kills husband, hides body in septic tank

Delhi Police arrested a 34-year-old married woman who allegedly strangled her husband to death and then dumped his body in the septic tank of their residence in South-West Delhi’s Krishna Vihar colony on August 16.

The woman, identified as Seema, allegedly killed her husband, Om Bharadwaj (40), on the night of August 15 and then put his body inside a bed box, said a senior police official.

The next morning, she allegedly pulled out the body from the bed box, dragged it downstairs and dumped it in the septic tank beneath the verandah of the two-storeyed house. After that she allegedly summoned a few labourers and got the lid of the septic tank cemented, said the official.

The couple has a 10-year-old son and a seven-year-old daughter, who were both sleeping when the incident took place. The next morning, Seema sent them to a relative’s house before she transferred the dead body from the bed box to the septic tank, said the senior official.

After the incident, Seema feared <g data-gr-id="24">living</g> in the house thus she moved to her parents’ residence along with her children. Having kept the secret to herself, Seema started becoming traumatised and finally confided in her sister-in-law on Thursday morning, said the official.

Seema’s sister-in-law reported the matter to her brother and later both of them approached the police following which a team was rushed to the spot. 

Late on Thursday evening, the officials had to break open the lid of the septic tank to exhume Om Bharadwaj’s decomposed body. The body was later sent for post-mortem examination, the official added.

During questioning, Seema told the police that Om Bharadwaj was alcoholic and he allegedly used to physically assault her regularly. 

“A case was registered under Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing <g data-gr-id="26">disappearance</g> of evidence of offence) of the IPC at Baba Haridas Nagar police station. The accused woman has been arrested,” said R A Sanjeev, Deputy Commissioner of Police (South-West). 
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