The Majitha police claimed to have solved the case of a 22-year-old woman, who had been missing for a couple of days.
The police have found that the woman was allegedly murdered by her own husband, identified as Tinku.
Police sources said Tinku’s cousin Sonu, a resident of Mahal village, was also allegedly involved in the crime. Sonu had helped him in burying the body.
The deceased Rekha, mother of 3-year-old child, was married to the accused, a resident of Abadi Rori locality of Majitha, more than four years ago. Their marriage was the result of a love affair but, after marriage, their relations had gone sour, said her mother Usha.
“Tinku had an extramarital affair with a woman and used to harass her daughter. He also quarrelled with her and beat her up frequently,” she said.
After finding her daughter missing for a few days, she lodged a complaint at Majitha police station on Wednesday suspecting that her husband might have killed her and dumped her body somewhere.
After her complaint, the police detained her son-in-law along with his cousin on Wednesday. Station house officer (SHO) Inderjit Singh said after the complaint of Usha, they interrogated them for two days. “Finally, Tinku confessed that he murdered his wife and buried her body with the help of his cousin,” he said, adding that Rekha was pregnant at the time of murder.
On Friday, the accused took the police officials to the place where they had buried the body near the Madipur drain.
The body was dug out and the police took it in their possession. The body would be handed over to the family members after post mortem.
When Rekha was killed, she wore a night dress. Her mouth and eyes had swelled suggesting her husband had thrashed her severely.
The police sources said Tinku told them that he murdered his wife as she had extramarital affair with someone.
However, the deceased’s mother alleged that it was her daughter, who was persuading her husband to get rid of the woman, with whom he had illicit relations.
“Her opposition made him furious and he killed her to get rid of her forever,” she stated in the complaint.
A case has been registered against the accused under section 302, 201/34-A of Indian Penal Code (IPC).