A married woman, her alleged paramour and a newly-married couple were arrested for killing the woman's husband in Trilokpuri area of east Delhi, police said Sunday.
Reshma and Shah Alam, who killed Reshma's husband Rakesh (24), were arrested on Saturday along with Nashir and his wife Aarti. The case was solved after Nashir’s arrest in a dacoity case, police said.
"Nashir and Aarti got married three months ago and were staying with Rakesh and his family for the past 45 days as they had no place to go," deputy commissioner of police (east) IB Rani said. Nashir's friend Alam, who used to visit their house often, gradually became close to Reshma as she was being "ill-treated" by Rakesh, Rani said.
Reshma, whose first husband Intizar, had left her after finding out about her relationship with Rakesh, wanted to get rid of her husband Rakesh, as he was abusive.
In the intervening night of January 12 and 13, Nashir, Reshma and Aarti gave tea laced with sleeping pills to Rakesh and later called Shah Alam over. Police said Nashir and Shah Alam then strangled Rakesh and dumped his body near Hindon canal. IANS