Maharashtra: Man held for murder, attempt to destroy evidence
Police has arrested a man from Kalyan in Maharashtra's Thane district for allegedly killing a villager and trying to destroy the evidence by dumping his body into a river, an official said on Saturday. "The body of an unidentified man had been found floating in Bhatsa river at Manzarli village on March 30," the official of Kalyan Taluka Police Station said.
Victim had an illicit relationship with the accused's wife
"The man's hands were tied and there were injury marks on the body," the official said. The victim was later identified and the body was sent for post-mortem. "During the probe, it came to light that the victim had an illicit relationship with the wife of the accused," he said. "The accused, Buta Jadhav, was arrested on Friday," an official said.
Case registered under IPC Sections 302 and 201
"The wife of the accused had left him and started living with her parents. Disturbed over it, Jadhav killed the victim and dumped his body into the river," the official said. "A case has been registered against the accused under Indian Penal Code (IPC) Sections 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence)," he further said.
Similar incident was reported in west Delhi's Dwarka
According to an NDTV report, a similar incident was reported in west Delhi's Dwarka in March where a 32-year-old man was arrested for killing a laborer. The accused, identified as Arjun, was in a relationship with the wife of the laborer.
Accused took the man to a park and strangulated him
"The laborer used to beat his wife and children. Arjun and the woman wanted to get rid of him and planned to kill him," police had said. On March 2, the woman informed Arjun that her husband was drinking alcohol, following which Arjun visited his house and offered him more alcohol. Arjun then took him to a park and strangulated him with a muffler.