The 28-year-old man, whose decomposed body was found in a forest of Berwala village in Morni on Thursday, was killed by his wife and her paramour, the police said on Friday. The woman, Rinku and her paramour, Satish, have been rounded up.
The victim, Vimal Kumar, a resident of Pinjore, had got married for the second time just three months ago.
During investigation police summoned his wife, Rinku, and interrogated her, following which she cracked and confessed to have murdered Vimal along with her boyfriend, the police claimed.
She further revealed that she had an extra-marital affair with Satish, which her husband, Vimal Kumar, came to know about. Therefore, she hatched a conspiracy to eliminate him with the help of her paramour.
“The autopsy confirmed that the victim was murdered. The victim’s neck was slit using a sharp-edged weapon. Animals had also gnawed into the body,” said Dr Sunil Gambhir, forensic expert, general hospital, Sector 6, Panchkula.
When the body was recovered on Thursday afternoon, the police had a hard time identifying it. They also asked around from local residents, but in vain. It was only after the police went through the record of missing persons that the body was identified as that of Vimal.
Later, his family told the police that Vimal on November 4 had left to visit his in-laws’ house at Rampur Seudi village near Surajpur. But he neither reached his in-laws house nor returned home.
Thereafter, a complaint was filed at Amravati police post. Vimal’s elder brother Kamal said, “We never thought she could have an extra-marital affair. Vimal had gone to bring her back from his in-laws’ house, but never returned.”
“We are investigating the case and hope to recover the murder weapon soon,” said inspector Lalit Kumar, station house officer, Pinjore police station.