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Man kills wife over refusal to take joint loan

A Delhi based software engineer stabbed his 28-year-old wife to death for not agreeing to sign joint home loan application.

chandigarh Updated: Nov 14, 2012 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent

A Delhi based software engineer stabbed his 28-year-old wife to death for not agreeing to sign joint home loan application.


The deceased has been identified as Ruchi Choudhary, who was also a software engineer. The police have arrested her husband Siddharth Choudhary, 31, in connection with the incident. The couple hailed from Punjab and have a three-year-old daughter, Pranya.

The tragic incident was reported at Munekolalu near Marathalli in Bangalore South East on Monday afternoon.

The couple got married four years ago after falling in love with each other. However, there was no understanding between them. Siddharth, who was working in Bangalore, got a job in in Accenture company in Gurgaon and was working there. Ruchi was working in Foton Infotech Company in ITPL Bangalore.

The accused wanted to buy a flat in Whitefield and wanted Ruchi to become a co-applicant to get the loan. But, Ruchi wasn't agreeing and the couple had quarrelled over the matter on several occasions.

On Monday morning, Siddharth returned from Delhi and the couple again had a fight over the issue in the afternoon following which Ruchi was brutally murdered in front of her mother in the first floor of the house informed police inspector K Balakrishna of HAL Police station.

"The couple engaged in a heated argument after which Siddharth stabbed Ruchi 11 times all over her body and murdered her. Ruchi's mother, who was on the spot when the incident took place, informed her husband Prem Khurana and others about the incident and the Ruchi's sister in turn informed the police control room. We rushed to the spot and arrested Siddharth," Inspector said.

"There was marital discord between the couple and they had almost separated. Siddharth had found a job in Delhi to stay away from his wife. But he wanted her to be a co-applicant in the home loan and it led to the incident," the police added.

The accused has been handed over to judicial custody.