Angry over her husband’s alleged affair, a woman got the car of her neighbour set afire to deter the spouse from infidelity. This is what came out during the investigations into a case where a car was set afire in Sector 26 on January 23. The car belonged to secretary of Mansa Devi Shrine Board, Satyanarayan Verma, who is a relative of the woman with whom the accused woman suspected her husband was having an affair.
The police had booked five people, including the woman, in two cases registered in this connection. All five accused were arrested on Tuesday, but they secured bail on Wednesday.
The police claimed that Baltana resident Monika had doubted that her husband Ajay Chadha was having an extra-marital affair with a woman relative of Verma. So, she got the car set afire, the police said.
The car of Verma was parked outside his house in Sector 26 when some miscreants set it on fire at about 10:30pm. The blaze was controlled, but the car was badly damaged.
After some days, Verma received a call from an unknown number and the caller threatened him of ‘explosion’. Verma then approached the police. The police put the mobile number on surveillance and identified the caller as Ajay. During interrogation, he confessed to have set the vehicle on fire at the behest of his employer Monika.
When Monika was questioned, she said she arranged the ‘arsoning’ to deter her husband from continuing with an affair with a woman in the neighbourhood. Interestingly, the police have also booked her husband Ajay Chadha in the case.
Chadha and his wife Monika are residents of Baltana in Zirakpur and run a gymnasium there.
Ajay (not Chadha) had disclosed to the police that he, along with Vikas and Sooraj, had put Verma’s car afire. A case was registered at Chandimadir under Section 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance) of the IPC.
In a separate case of making a threatening call, the police have booked Ajay, Chadha and Monika for criminal intimidation under Section 506 of the IPC.
“Monika doubted that her husband was having an affair with a woman. So, she got the car of that woman’s relative burnt,” said Chandimandir SHO inspector Baljeet Singh.