Ludhiana: Nine days on, labourer arrested for murdering sister-in-law

Published on Jun 27, 2022 11:03 PM IST
Nine days after the murder of a 22-year-old woman in Ludhiana, police have arrested her brother-in-law (sister’s husband) from Bihar
The accused in custody of Ludhiana police on Monday. (HT Photot)
The accused in custody of Ludhiana police on Monday. (HT Photot)
By, Ludhiana

Nine days after the murder of a 22-year-old woman, police have arrested her brother-in-law (sister’s husband) from Bihar. The victim’s sister was also arrested for helping her husband in trying to destroy evidence, even though she was not directly involved in the murder.

The accused have been identified as Amit Sudaye, 32, who worked as a labourer, and his wife Babita, 25, who lived at a rented accommodation in Hambran.

The deceased has been identified as Anita, 22, who also lived with them.

Joint commissioner of police (JCP, city) Narinder Bhargav said that the couple had fled to their native village of Madhepura in Madhubani, Bihar, after the murder from where they were nabbed.

“The suspects confessed to the crime during questioning. Amit stated that on the intervening night of June 17 and 18, he had strangled Anita in her sleep with a dupatta. Babita then wiped the blood oozing from her nose and mouth with a t-shirt and they escaped after locking the house,”said the JCP.

“Amit and Babita got married about 10 years ago and they had raised Anita as their daughter. Meanwhile, Anita had befriended a man and Amit was against it and tried to stop her, but to no avail. They had also thrashed Anita after some locals informed Amit about her relationship with the man,” he added.

The JCP added that on June 17, the three of them had gone to the market and while returning, Amit had purchased a liquor bottle.

The family had dinner thereafter and Amit consumed liquor and they fell asleep. At around 3 amAmit woke up due to a power cut and then strangled Anita to death.

Amit and Babita locked the body in the rented accommodation and fled.

The locals found out about the murder the next day and informed the police.

The Ladhowal police lodged an FIR against the accused and arrested the couple.

The dupatta and t-shirt used in the crime has been recovered following the information provided by the accused.

The couple has two children, aged three and one.

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