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Delhi: Woman spikes food to help lover murder her husband and mother-in-law but fails

According to the police, Meenakshi later concocted a story that someone barged inside the house when the family members were asleep and made them unconscious probably by putting a chloroform-soaked handkerchief to their noses.

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2017 11:54 IST
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Abdul had hatched a plan to kill Narayini, 75, and Anup, 45, as he was in love with Anup’s wife Meenakshi. Police said that Meenakshi, too, was involved in the plan.
Abdul had hatched a plan to kill Narayini, 75, and Anup, 45, as he was in love with Anup’s wife Meenakshi. Police said that Meenakshi, too, was involved in the plan.

A day after a mother-son duo was attacked while they were asleep and five others, including children, were allegedly intoxicated in their home in northwest Delhi’s Jahangirpuri area on Monday night, the police have arrested one person in connection with the case.

According to the police, Abdul had hatched a plan to kill Narayini, 75, and Anup, 45, as he was in love with Anup’s wife Meenakshi. Police said that Meenakshi, too, was involved in the plan.

On Monday night, Meenakshi made food for her family and spiked it with sleeping tablets. While she fed all family members, she herself ate only a little.

After her husband, mother-in-law and others fell unconscious, Abdul allegedly entered the house and attacked Anup and Narayini. He allegedly slit their throat using a sharp knife and left the spot. Meenakshi, who let Abdul inside the house and was semi- conscious at that time, did not leave with him to avoid suspicion.

“Meenakshi’s family found out about her relationship with Abdul and objected to it. The couple often fought over the issue. Since the two prominent members of the family were he husband and mother in law, Meenakshi and Abdul decided to kill them, a senior police officer said.

According to the police, Meenakshi later concocted a story that someone barged inside the house when the family members were asleep and made them unconscious probably by putting a chloroform-soaked handkerchief to their noses.

While Narayini, 75, sustained a cut on her throat, Anup has a sharp injury on his abdomen. The other six members- Titu, 50, Anju, 48, Rajat, 15, Meenakshi, 40, a teenager and an 8-year old child, did not sustain any injury.

The incident came to light on Tuesday morning when a neighbour came to meet the family. On finding the family unconscious and two of them bleeding, he informed the police.

During investigation, the police accessed the CCTV footage of the area and also checked the call detail records of the family members. The police suspected the involvement of an insider as it seemed a little unlikely for one person to barge in and make eight persons of a family unconscious.

“We checked the CCTV footage and also sought help from the local intelligence. We also questioned the family members at length. Though everyone told us that they followed the usual routine and went to sleep after dinner and had no clue how it happened, we suspected the involvement of an insider,” a Delhi police officer said.

“The call detail records of Meenakshi and chat history revealed that she was in touch with Abdul and had hatched a plan. What strengthened our suspicion also was that none of the valuables including jewellery and cash were stolen from the house,” he added.

While Abdul has been arrested, Meenakshi will be formally arrested on Thursday morning.