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Woman stabbed to death, Mumbai cops suspect husband’s role

A 40-year-old woman and her 46-year-old husband, manager at a restaurant in south Mumbai, were found unconscious with stab injuries at their chawl in Nagpada early on Tuesday.

mumbai Updated: Mar 29, 2017 00:28 IST
Sagar Rajput
Policemen inspect couple’s residence in Nagpada on Tuesday.
Policemen inspect couple’s residence in Nagpada on Tuesday.(HT)

 A 40-year-old woman and her 46-year-old husband, manager at a restaurant in south Mumbai, were found unconscious with stab injuries at their chawl in Nagpada early on Tuesday.

The woman was taken to a nearby hospital where she was declared brought dead.

The Nagpada police suspect the manager, Zulfikar Dalvi, may have stabbed his wife, Sameera, to death and injured himself with sharp objects.

The couple would fight regularly, the police said. They have two sons and a daughter. They had deep injury marks on their bodies. They were alone when the incident took place.

“During the incident, their two sons were not in the city as one is studying in Bangalore while another just appeared for his Class 12 exams and was in Ratnagiri, his native place. The daughter, a Class 9 student, had gone to her grandmother’s residence to sleep on Monday,” said an officer of Nagpada police station. The incident came to light when the neighbours got suspicious as the couple did not open their door for morning chores. They called up his brother, Abdul Mazid.

“At 12.30 pm, Abdul Mazid went to his brother’s residence and found the couple unconscious. They were taken to JJ hospital. She was declared dead before admission while the manager is still critical. She was declared dead on arrival at the hospital,” said the officer.

The police are trying to locate weapons used in the crime.

“Things will become clear once Dalvi regains his conscious as even the neighbours are unaware of what had happened at night,” said the officer.

The brothers recently opened a pan shop in their area.

Deputy commissioner of police Pravin Padwal (Zone 3) said, “We have registered the case under section 302 (murder) of the IPC. We are looking for the accused.”

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