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Gzb man stabs wife to death, another woman found dead in a box

Two women were allegedly murdered in separate incidents in Ghaziabad on Sunday.

noida Updated: Mar 14, 2016 01:02 IST
HT correspondent
A woman, in her twenties, was found dead in an aluminum box at a green belt near the Raj Nagar railway crossing in Ghaziabad.
A woman, in her twenties, was found dead in an aluminum box at a green belt near the Raj Nagar railway crossing in Ghaziabad. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

Two women were allegedly murdered in separate incidents on Sunday.

In the first case, a man allegedly stabbed his wife to death in Arthala after she refused to go back home with him. Sumitra, 45, left her husband, Rakesh Kumar, two months ago because he did not approve of her working as a domestic help. He used to beat her often, but Sumitra needed the money to pay her two sons’ school fees, the police said.

“Her husband did not like his wife working as domestic help. He used to beat her brutally. We got her out of his house and she started living with our younger sister, Pinki, in Arthala,” Amit Kumar, Sumitra’s brother, said.

On Sunday morning, Rakesh visited Sumitra and asked her to return home. When she refused, he stabbed her four times in the stomach, chest, legs and hands. She was rushed to the hospital where she died.

“Sumitra did not want to go back with him. Their conversation turned into a heated argument and in a fit of rage, Rakesh stabbed her several times with a knife that he brought along. He ran away after killing her,” Ashish Srivastava, circle officer (border), said.

The police did not find the knife at the spot.

“We formed a team to arrest the accused. We are yet to recover the murder weapon,” Srivastava said.

In the second incident, a woman, in her twenties, was found dead in an aluminum box at a green belt near the Raj Nagar railway crossing.

Forensic experts suspect the woman was strangled. “The woman was wearing a saree and had a mangalsutra on. She was probably married. We did not find any identification. We suspect that the accused kept the body at the scene of crime for some time before locking it in a box,” an expert said.

The police lodged a murder case and waiting for the body to be claimed.

“We found some burns marks on the body. The body was about four days old. We sent it body for a post-mortem examination,” Ashok Shishodia, station house officer of the Kavi Nagar police station, said.