The Madhya Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested a couple and an insurance agent for allegedly killing a youth to claim insurance money, police said.
Deepak Ahirwar and his wife Kirti, residents of Itarsi in Hoshangabad district, hatched the conspiracy in connivance with insurance agent Mukesh Malajpure and burnt to death Barunath Pardhi, said a police official.
"Ahirwar's game plan included searching for a person of his physique, getting himself insured, killing the person and asking his wife to claim the insurance money with the help of the agent," the official added.
Kirti showed Pardhi's charred body claiming it was her husband's and applied for the claim.
The police have registered a case of murder against the three.