In order to teach his wife a lesson because she objected to his affair with his student, a 35-year-old teacher faked his abduction and murder and went in hiding in Dehradun. But the police managed to trace him on Saturday. He was later arrested.
Police said Ashish Kumar Peter, a coaching institute owner and a resident of Swatanter Nagar in Narela, allegedly went missing from his institute on Teacher's Day.
His wife Ritu lodged a complaint with the police after she found the shutter of the institute partially open and blood stains in the room and on the walls. She thought her husband has been abducted and
murdered, a senior police official said.
His wife told the police that Peter woke up at 4am and went to his coaching centre and after about half an hour when she went there with tea she couldn't find him. She then called the police.
"During the investigation, doubts surfaced that the crime scene was staged, manipulated and fabricated, which was later confirmed by a team of forensic science lab team," said MA Rizvi, ACP, Outer District.
It also came to light that Peter had purchased a new SIM card number from one Sanjeev and when its call details were analysed, its location was traced in Dehradun (Uttarakhand), Rizvi said.
A police team was sent to Dehradun and Peter was found at his friend's house.
During interrogation, Peter told the police that he had an affair with one of his students and that his wife objected to it. The couple used to have frequent fights over this.
Fed up with his wife's intervention, he decided to "teach her a lesson" and made up the 'crime' scene by slashing his palm with a blade and splattered the blood on the floor, walls and the door of the institute.
He fled to Dehradun but kept in touch with his students. He had also shaved his head and moustache to avoid being identified.