A 46-year-old assistant film director from Charkop allegedly murdered his wife on Sunday. The police said Sangamitra Singh’s 39-year-old wife, Preeti, had filed a complaint against him alleging physical abuse, and was detained. When Singh returned home from the lock up on Sunday, he killed his wife, the police added.
Singh then walked into the same police station where he had been detained and confessed to the crime, the police said.
“They had been fighting and he (Singh) physically abused her. Preeti ran out of their house in Jeevan Jyot Society, Sector V, Kandivli and Singh followed her to the police station around 2am,” said an officer of Charkop police station.
“We registered a non-cognisable complaint against her husband and detained him for questioning,” the officer added.
According to the police, Preeti went home shortly after her complaint was lodged, while Singh was released around 6:30am, and left the police station, furious with his wife.
“When he reached home, both their teenage sons had gone to a school function. Angry with Preeti for going to the police, Singh picked up a knife, stabbed her repeatedly, and slit her throat,” said the officer.
“We have booked him for murder and we also found the knife he had used to stab Preeti,” said Uttam Sawant, police inspector of Charkop police station.
The police said that Singh had allegedly been abusing his wife because he believed she was having an affair.
Preeti had alleged in her complaint that her husband had been abusing her verbally and physically for the last couple of years.
“She told us that he would often do so in a state of inebriation,” said Sawant.
The family had moved to Kandivli only eight days ago. “We are yet to verify Singh’s claims of being a filmmaker,” said Sawant.