Written byShalini Ojha
In a shocking turn of events, an IIT-Roorkee graduate is suspected to have murdered his wife before drinking poison on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur.
According to reports, police received a call from Mohammad Shahwan on Tuesday, informing them about his wife Namra's death.
He was found in an unconscious state some 45 kms away, and later died.
Here's what happened.
It was Shahwan who told the police on the phone that he killed his wife. He informed them that her body was lying in Flat No. 612 of an apartment in Keshavpuram.
Police said Namra was attacked with a heavy object, presumably a pressure cooker, which was found from the spot.
They also recovered a note which Shahwan wrote, before allegedly committing the crime.
As it turns out, Namra was Shahwan's second wife. He had two kids namely Ayaan and Ansara from his first wife Simrana, whom he married in 2007.
In 2016, Shahwan got in touch with Namra, through the coaching classes where he taught and their romance bloomed.
Subsequently, he fought with Simrana driving her away. In 2017, she returned to her parents with her children.
Namra and Shahwan were quintessential lovers. Both of them were health-conscious and neighbors spotted them jogging in the society.
Shahwan, who owned a couple of flats and was wealthy, brought his son to live with him. He stayed in touch with his daughter too.
However, Shahwan's second marriage hit a rocky path when Namra acted out, he wrote in the note.
If the note the police recovered is anything to go by, then Shahwan was allegedly harassed by Namra. He claimed she forcefully entered his life and pressurized him to leave Simrana.
In the note, he also mentioned a 'mehr' amount of Rs. 20 crore, which he gave to Namra during their wedding on September 27, 2018.
He alleged Namra also harassed his son.
"Shahwan also wrote that soon after wedding, Namra also started exhibiting odd behavior, like she used to sleep during the day and stayed awake in the night and not let him sleep and even went on to hit him physically," said CO Kalyanpur Ajay Kumar.
Reportedly, Shahwan also mentioned how he didn't want to live with Namra anymore and wanted to give away all his property to his first wife and kids. Neighbors also said the couple fought frequently.
However, police said they would be probing all angles and would procure CCTV footage as well.
Police have seized Shahwan's jeans, blood-soaked bedsheets from the house, and other evidence.
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