The Bhayander police recently arrested a woman for allegedly murdering her husband’s second wife on May 9. The accused and her mother-in-law kept the body of the victim in their house for two days before approaching the police.
The man, Santosh Jadhav, runs a travel agency. He did not divorce his first wife, Savita, 36, before marrying Geeta, 32.
Santosh used to live with his wives and mother Vatsala in a chawl in Morva village.
A police source said that Savita and Geeta would often fight and on May 9, when Santosh was away on business, Savita allegedly killed Geeta in a fit of rage.
Later, she panicked and told her mother-in-law about the incident. Vatsala advised her to keep mum. The women placed Geeta’s body on her bed and did not tell anyone about the incident until, two days later, when the decomposing body began to stink.
Savita called up her husband and told him that Geeta had suffered an injury after she slipped and fell in the house and had apparently succumbed to her injuries.
Santosh asked her to inform the police about the incident and accordingly Savita approached the police. But, when the police received the post mortem report, it stated that Geeta was tortured to death.
“The report stated that the body had severe injury marks. We suspect Geeta was tortured before she was killed,” said inspector Rajendra Kamble, Bhayander police station.
The women were arrested and booked for murder. They confessed during interrogation. They were produced in court and remanded in custody.