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Mumbai man kills wife after fight, buries her body

Vanya Korde initially misled his wife’s family and said that she committed suicide.

mumbai Updated: Oct 17, 2017 00:13 IST
Arvind Walmiki
The police said that Vanya and his wife Laxmi were at home and fought around 2.30am over a trivial matter.
The police said that Vanya and his wife Laxmi were at home and fought around 2.30am over a trivial matter.(FILE)

A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly killing his wife and burying her body in Bhiwandi on Saturday.

Vanya Korde initially misled his wife’s family and said that she committed suicide.

He told them that he did not have money for cremation and so he buried the body, said the police. Vanya does odd jobs. The couple has a 12-year-old daughter who stays with his aunt.

The police said that Vanya and his wife Laxmi were at home and fought around 2.30am over a trivial matter.

“Vanya lost his temper and started beating her up. When Laxmi started screaming for help, their neighbours rushed to their house. But Vanya told them not to interfere in their matter,” said a police officer from Nizampura police station.

In the morning when the neighbours enquired about her, Vanya told them that she committed suicide after the fight.

The police officer said, “Vanya told them that his wife drank poison after the fight.”

Hearing about the death, Laxmi’s mother came to Vanya’s home.

“Vanya told his mother-in-law that he didn’t have money for cremation. Laxmi’s mother said she, too, did not have money. They along with some relatives went to a cemetery and buried the body,” said the police officer.

The neighbours, who had seen Vanya beating his wife, informed the police about the incident.

“We took Vanya into custody. After interrogation, he told us that his wife died after he beat her up,” said the police.

The police, with the help of local tehsildar and other officials, exhumed the body on Sunday and sent it to a government hospital for post mortem.

“We arrested Vanya and booked him for murder,” said the officer.