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35-yr-old woman kills live-in partner

A 35-year-old woman allegedly killed her boyfriend after he ticked her off for two timing him with another man. The woman allegedly kept hitting the victim with a cricket stump till he succumbed to his injuries.

delhi Updated: Jan 09, 2011 00:09 IST
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A 35-year-old woman allegedly killed her boyfriend after he ticked her off for two timing him with another man. The woman allegedly kept hitting the victim with a cricket stump till he succumbed to his injuries.

The Crime Branch of the Delhi Police has arrested Shakeel, 27, and his sister Shehnaz, for allegedly killing Rakesh Gupta, 36, last year in October. The two then dumped the body in a gutter.

It was discovered in December. Both the accused are residents of Sector 16, Rohini in Outer Delhi.

According to police, the incident came to light when Gupta disappeared. Surprisingly, a missing complaint regarding his disappearance was lodged by Shehnaz herself.

“Shehnaz herself lodged the missing report at the KN Katju Marg police station. She also shifted her residence after the incident. The brother of the accused was called at the Special Team office for interrogation. However, he denied having any knowledge about Gupta and even insisted that he was not in good terms with his sister. He was let-off, but his movements were closely followed,” said PS Kushwah, additional deputy commissioner of police (Crime).

According to police, Shakeel and Shehnaz were planning to flee. They were arrested on Friday, near Rithala Metro Station.

Reason behind the murder

According to police, Shehnaz left her previous husband and came in contact with Gupta. The two were in a live-in relationship for the past two years. Lately, she developed friendship with another man — Rahees — to which Gupta had raised objections.

“Shehnaz wanted to get rid of Gupta. On October 5, she and Gupta got drunk and they entered into an argument. She allegedly assaulted Gupta with a cricket stump till he was dead.” Kushwah added.

She then called up her brothers Shahid and Shakeel to dump the body. They were professional criminals and knew that if the body is thrown in the open, it may be identified and would lead the police to them. “They decided to dispose the body in a public toilet septic tank at Sector 26, Rohini,” Kushwah said, adding that Shakeel is still on the run.

The police recovered the body of the victim after three months.