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Man strangles wife and consumes poison, dies after surrendering at Delhi police station

Sanjay Sharma succumbed to the dose of poison after Delhi police broke into his flat and found his wife strangled to death.

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2017 15:20 IST
HT Correspondent
Sanjay Sharma approached the police station to surrender for his crime even as he informed the cops that he too had consumed poison.
Sanjay Sharma approached the police station to surrender for his crime even as he informed the cops that he too had consumed poison. (HT FILE)

A 45-year-old man allegedly killed his wife before committing suicide by consuming poison in outer Delhi’s Baba Haridas Nagar, police said on Thursday. A domestic quarrel led to the two deaths.

Sanjay Sharma lived with his wife Babli, 42, in a rented accommodation in Baba Haridas Nagar and drove an auto. Their two children live in hostels in Bhopal.

In a dramatic turn of events, Sharma approached the police station to surrender for his crime even as he informed the cops that he too had consumed poison.

After he told police that he had consumed poison out of guilt after killing his wife, the cops rushed him to a hospital even as another police team visited his home.

When the cops broke into his flat, Babli was found lying dead near the door. She had multiple injuries on her body, but appeared to have been strangled to death. In the meantime, Sharma too succumbed to the dose of poison.

Police said a local enquiry revealed the couple fought frequently over domestic issues. One such quarrel on Tuesday morning turned violent after which Sharma allegedly beat his wife before strangling her to death.

Sharma then locked the house and walked away, leaving neighbours worried about the condition of his wife who was earlier heard crying.

One of the neighbours informed the police but Sharma himself reached the local police station and said that he had killed his wife.