District and sessions judge SK Aggarwal on Tuesday convicted a 25-year-old man from Jind (Haryana) of the murder of his wife, who he suspected of having an affair.
Based on the statement of the mother and brother of the deceased, the court convicted Vikram, who had killed his wife on December 15, 2012. It will decide the sentence on March 6. "The statement of the (victim's) mother, Dhyanwati, and brother, Sanjeev, helped prove the case. Dhyanwati was the last person who spoke to the victim on the day she was killed, while Sanjeev saw the accused flee," said public prosecutor Rajinder Singh.
On the day of the crime, police had booked Vikram for killing his 19-year-old wife, Pinki, by strangulating her at her mother's house in Mauli Jagran. Vikram, to pass the murder off as a suicide, had put the body on a bed and locked the room from outside before escaping.
Later, Pinki's body was found lying on the bed with a dupatta around the neck. Dhyanwati had told the police that her daughter had married Vikram in June 2012 and the two had come from Jind to Chandigarh to see Sanjeev, who was unwell. Dhyanwati said Vikram and Pinki had strained relations as he suspected her of infidelity. She claimed that her daughter was kidnapped by one Arjun a few days before her marriage. She claimed that Vikram came to know about the said incident, lead to a strained relationship. She also alleged that Vikram used to beat Pinki up regularly and accused her of having an affair with Arjun.
Dhyanwati said in her phone conversation, Pinki had told her that Vikram was assaulting her and that she (Dhyanwati) should come home early.