A waiter allegedly murdered his live-in partner suspecting her of infidelity at Daba Road in New Janta Nagar on Sunday.
According to police, the accused, Ravi Kumar (35), murdered Sulekha (32) by slitting his throat with a kitchen knife.
A native of Teja Tola village of Katihar district in Bihar, Sulekha was living with the accused for the past two years after deserting her husband Bhola.
The victim had four children from her marriage and a one-year-old son from her live-in relation. All her children were sleeping in the same room where the accused executed the murder.
On finding his mother lying in a pool of blood, the victim's eldest son (12) raised an alarm, following which the neighbours sounded the police.
ACP (Atam Park) Mukhtiar Singh and Simlapuri SHO inspector Balwinder Singh reached the spot and initiated investigation.
The police have recovered the knife that was used in the murder. The victim used to work at marriage parties and usually returned late from her job, due to which Ravi used to doubt her character. He often used to deter Sulekha from working in marriage parties.
According to inspector Balwinder Singh, on late Saturday night Ravi and Sulekha had an altercation before retiring for the night.
Later, when Sulekha and the children were asleep, Ravi allegedly attacked the victim and slashed her throat with a kitchen knife, before making good his escape. The police have registered a case following a complaint by Raj Kumar of Vijay Nagar, brother of the victim.
Raj Kumar alleged that Ravi had an affair with another woman, due to which he killed his sister following a conspiracy.
"The accused is at large. The police have launched a manhunt to arrest him. Cops have also been deputed at the railway station and bus stand to nab the accused," said the SHO.