A 34-year-old accountant has been arrested for allegedly killing his wife by smashing her head with an LPG cylinder in front of their two children in Mulund. The man allegedly doubted that his wife was being unfaithful to him.
The incident took place in the wee hours on Thursday after the accused identified as Siralan Mudliyar, 34, who lives in Indira Nagar, Mulund (West) killed his wife Priya, 30, in front of their children, Manisha, 10, and Ishwar, 7.
The police said the accused, after killing his wife, threatened the two children to keep mum. An officer from Mulund police station said, “The four were living happily till the time Mudliyar started doubting his wife’s character and inquired minute details of her day schedule which angered Priya.”
Their argued throughout the night many times, said the police, while adding that on Wednesday night, the two fought following which everyone slept. “But the accused again woke up at 4am and started arguing with his wife. When she asked him to sleep he didn’t stop, following which the two fought rigorously and the accused got the LPG cylinder from the kitchen to the hall room. Mudliyar then started hitting her head with the cylinder and even after she started bleeding the accused didn’t stop,” added an officer.
After hitting Priya with the cylinder several times, the accused left the house at 4.30am and threatened his two children, to not disclose the incident to anyone.
While leaving the vicinity, the accused started banging and kicking neighbours’ doors and windows and he even bit a local’s ears when he tried inquiring about the incident.
The officer said, “The locals were scared that a thief had entered their area who then informed Mulund police station about the incident.”
A police team was dispatched and they found Mudliyar loitering in the area. During the course of investigation, the police found that his shirt had blood strains on it and then he was taken to his residence, where his wife’s dead body was found in a pool of blood.
Senior police inspector Rajaram Vanmane from Mulund police station confirming the case said the accused has confessed to the crime and revealed the facts of the incident. He further added, “We have booked him under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. The accused was produced in court and has been remanded to judicial custody.”