Ludhiana: Couple of bats that work to death

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Salem Tabri police said they solved the murder of a worker with the arrest of a woman and her husband. Based on the information provided by the suspect, the police recovered the victim’s body from the Sutlej river.

The suspect was taken into custody by the Salem Tabri police on Monday. (HT)

The suspects have been identified as Roshni, 22, of Star City on Noorwala Road, and her husband Sher Bahadur, 25.

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According to police, the victim Sanjay Kumar, 35, from Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh, was in an illicit relationship with Roshni for the past few months. Roshni wanted to end the extramarital affair and had discussed this with Sanjay, who wanted to continue the affair. He started harassing her mentally and physically, officials said, adding that the deceased also blackmailed her that he would defame her by revealing their affair to locals.

Salem Tabri station-house officer (SHO) inspector Jaideep Jakhar said the woman shared everything with her husband and hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Sanjay Kumar. On May 27, the woman called Sanjay to her house, where she beat him to death with a hammer with the help of her husband. The couple dumped the body in the Sutlej river and fled to Uttar Pradesh.

The victim’s brother Ram Karan approached the police and filed a missing complaint on May 29. Ram Karan said his brother Sanjay Kumar was a factory worker. On May 27 he went to work and did not return. He suspected that Roshni and her husband were hiding his brother. Acting on the information, the police have filed a first information report (FIR) against the suspect and initiated an investigation.

The inspector added that police had arrested the suspect. During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the fact. The police have added Sections 302, 201 and 34 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the case against the accused.

The inspector said the woman has a toddler daughter and the victim was also married.