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25-year-old Mumbai man throws stones at wife, beats her to death, tries to pass it off as an accident

Mumbai city news: The police said that they were patrolling when they saw Sohail taking his wife to hospital

mumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:10 IST
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A 25-year-old labourer was arrested for allegedly killing his wife after a heated argument in Ghatkopar on Sunday.

The police said Sohail and Saima Shaikh, 22, lived in a room at Ramabai Nagar transit camp.

“On Sunday, Sohail took his wife near a creek at Ghatkopar where they fought. He pelted stones at her and beat her with a stick,” said Praful Phadke, senior police inspector from Pant Nagar police station.

“He tried to pass it off as an accident,” said Phadke.

The police said that they were patrolling when they saw Sohail taking his wife to hospital. He tried to mislead them by saying that she had injured herself in an accident.

“The police took her to hospital but she was declared brought dead. The police questioned Sohail who confessed to his crime,” said Phadke.

Investigations revealed that he suspected her character because of which there were frequent fights between the two. The accused has been booked under section 302 (murder) of Indian Penal Code (IPC).

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