The crime branch of Delhi Police on Sunday arrested a 45-year-old woman and her brother-in-law for allegedly murdering a man and burying his body in an isolated field around six months ago.
The police, with the arrests, also claimed to have solved the mystery pertaining to the whereabouts of a local Communist Party leader who had gone missing six months ago. The victim, police said, was the husband of the accused woman who was nabbed on Sunday.
The arrested duo was identified as Janki and Vinod. Police are also on the lookout for a third accused Jagru.
Based on the disclosures made by the accused, the police also recovered the skeleton and remains of the victim’s body, which had been stuffed in a gunny bag, from the field.
Police said the man was murdered because he was in an illicit relationship with another woman and was apparently planning to transfer all his property to her.
The victim, Ramcharan Ram, had been missing since January and the matter came to light only two days ago when his son-in-law lodged a missing persons’ complaint. The accused duo had kept the entire matter under wrap and told the neighbours and relatives that Ramcharan had gone to his native village.
Ravindra Yadav, additional CP (crime), said the arrests came following information that the accused were preparing to leave the city.
“Accordingly, a raid was conducted at the house of the victim in Bawana and the two were nabbed while they were busy packing their luggage. During interrogation, both of them broke down and confessed,” said Yadav.
The interrogation of Janki, the additional CP said, revealed that last year her husband sold their house for R7 lakh and purchased another house for R4 lakh.
She claimed that Ramcharan was in an illicit relationship with a woman from the same locality and had spent the remaining amount on her.
“There were frequent quarrels between the couple. Janki also learnt that her husband was planning to transfer property to the other woman, following which she sought help from her two brothers-in-law in eliminating him,” Yadav said.