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10 Feb 2019

Maharashtra: Man kills pregnant wife; sleeps beside corpse before surrendering

Man murders pregnant wife in Maharashtra

In a horrific and bizarre crime, a man from Maharashtra allegedly killed his pregnant wife, and slept beside her corpse through the night before surrendering to the police in the morning.

The incident took place in the district of Osmanabad in Maharashtra, and a case of murder has been registered against the husband.

Here are the details.

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Man murders pregnant wife in Maharashtra
What we know about the crime

Incident

What we know about the crime

According to the police, Vinod Dhansing Pawar, a resident of the Omerga tehsil in the Osmanabad district, had an argument with his wife, Priyanaka Rathod on Thursday.

It's not known what the argument was about, but it escalated, and Vinod strangled Priyanka to death.

Later, the woman's kin told the police that Vinod used to demand money from Priyanka's parents, and this often led to quarrels between man and wife.

Other details

Priyanka was five months pregnant when she was murdered

After murdering Priyanka, Vinod then slept beside her corpse through the night, before heading to the police station in the morning.

He turned himself in at the Murum police station, and confessed to his crime.

Police said that the couple - a borewell commissioner and a nurse - had married just nine months back.

Priyanka was five months pregnant when she was murdered.

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It could very well be a case of dowry, but it would be wrong to assume on our part since reports have not confirmed whether it is a case of dowry.

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