MP woman, neighbour kill husband, put body in car. Then a change of plans: Cop

According to police, Ashish Pandey, a software engineer (42), and Sangeeta Meena, 40, killed Dhanraj Meena, 44, on Monday night by attacking him with a hammer and sharp-edged weapon
Image for representation. (File photo)
Image for representation. (File photo)
Published on Dec 08, 2021 12:05 AM IST
Copy Link

A woman in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and her neighbour, a software engineer she was suspected to be in a relationship with, murdered her husband late on Monday, police said. The two intended to dispose of the body but later changed their mind and surrendered, a senior police officer said late on Tuesday.

Ashish Pandey, (42), and Sangeeta Meena, (40), have been arrested for the murder of her husband, Dhanraj Meena, 44, on Monday night. He was killed with a hammer and sharp-edged weapon, Sai Krishna Thota, superintendent of police, Bhopal (south), said.

“They tried to dispose the body on Tuesday by packing it in a bag but when they failed to do so, they reached Katara Hills police station and surrendered before the police on Tuesday afternoon,” Thota said.

Thota said, “Sangeeta Meena and Ashish Pandey, who are neighbours, were allegedly in a relationship for the past five months. Recently, Dhanraj Meena came to know about it. Dhanraj threatened his wife and Pandey with dire consequences. Dhanraj also asked his wife to change their residence and move to another house. Sangeeta and Pandey then planned to kill Meena.”

“On Monday night, Sangeeta mixed sleeping pills in kadha (medicinal concoction) and gave it to Dhanraj. After he slept, Sangeeta called Pandey at 2 am and attacked Dhanraj with a hammer and sharp-edged weapon and later strangulated him. Their two teenage children were sleeping in the room. Sangeeta and Pandey packed the body to hide in a car. On Tuesday, the children went to the school and the accused tried to dispose of the body. After roaming across the city, they decided to surrender before the police,” said the SP.


    She is a senior reporter based at Bhopal. She covers higher education, social issues, youth affairs, woman and child development related issues, sports and business & industries.

Close Story

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • Himachal Pradesh chief minister Jai Ram Thakur addressing a public meeting at Rohru in Shimla district on Friday. (HT Photo)

    Jai Ram doles out projects worth 102 crore at Congress bastion Rohru

    With elections to the Himachal assembly barely a few months away, the BJP is making a determined bid to make inroads into Congress-held constituencies. Chief minister Jai Ram Thakur on Friday doled out projects worth 102 crore to the Rohru assembly segment, a strong Congress citadel. The Congress has been winning elections from Rohru since 1951.

  • Stalling a file will to lead to suspension, Haryana ULB minister warns officials

    Stalling a file will to lead to suspension, Haryana ULB minister warns officials

    State urban local bodies (ULB) minister Kamal Gupta on Friday said any official, who repeatedly raises objections to a file, will be suspended with immediate effect--three days after an ugly spat broke out between MCG's chief engineer T L Sharma and a councillor of ward 13 at the municipal corporation's office at Sector 34 and councillors congregated a day later to discuss the future course of action against Sharma.

  • Gurugram on Friday recorded a maximum temperature of 47.4°C and a minimum of 28.5°C, said the IMD. (Parveen Kumar/HT PHOTO)

    Light rain in Gurugram; IMD predicts mercury drop over next five days

    According to the Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, the average maximum temperature was 4.9 degrees above normal across Haryana. The city on Thursday recorded a maximum temperature of 44. 7C and a minimum of 26.4C, said the IMD. According to Manmohan Singh, director of Meteorological Centre, Chandigarh, a cyclonic circulation is prevailing over southern Haryana and adjoining areas. Singh, however, said temperatures will soar again after four to five days, and the heat wave will prevail thereafter.

  • The people found infected in Chandigarh are residents of Sectors 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 34, 35, 37, 44 and 48, Manimajra and PGIMER campus. (AFP)

    At 36, Chandigarh tricity’s Covid cases double in a day

    Chandigarh's cases shot up from six to 18 in the past 24 hours, while Mohali also recorded a spike from seven to 11. In Panchkula, the cases saw a slight rise of four to seven. The people found infected in Chandigarh are residents of Sectors 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 34, 35, 37, 44 and 48, Manimajra and PGIMER campus. This includes 75 positive patients in Chandigarh, 55 in Mohali and 22 in Panchkula.

  • For more than a decade now, the Urban Development Fund has remained untouched in the absence of a framework for the procedure to use it. (Getty Images)

    Chandigarh admn gets cracking to utilise Urban Development Fund

    After keeping it on the back-burner for several years, the UT administration has finally made first moves in framing guidelines for using the Urban Development Fund. The fee collected from conversion of properties from leasehold to freehold is deposited in UDF and can be used for different development projects in the city. The administration had allowed the conversion of residential leasehold properties to freehold in 2017.

Story Saved
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, May 21, 2022