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Man held for killing wife in front their child outside Delhi’s Thyagraj stadium

Santoshi, a resident of the nearby Prem Nagar Colony, was returning home with her son from a weekly market near the stadium when the incident took place. Eyewitnesses told police that a man, seemingly in his mid thirties jumped from behind and stabbed the woman multiple times.

delhi Updated: Aug 01, 2017 23:34 IST
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A 40-year-old woman was stabbed outside the Thyagraj Stadium in south Delhi on Monday evening even as her four-year-old son watched.

A day after a 40-year-old woman was stabbed in front of her child outside the Thyagaraj stadium in south Delhi, the police on Tuesday arrested her husband.

DCP South Ishwar Singh said Santoshi’s husband Vinod was arrested from his cousin’s house, where he was hiding after the murder. The man told police that he murdered his wife because even though he was suffering from tuberculosis, Santoshi neglected him and was allegedly having an extramarital affair.

At around 8pm on Monday, Santoshi was returning home with her child after visiting a weekly market near her house in Prem Colony, Kotla Mubarakpur, when she was stabbed at least four times outside the stadium. Three security guards at the stadium, who heard her cries, rushed to the spot and informed the police control room, after which she was taken the Trauma Centre, where she was declared dead on arrival. Doctors told the police that she had died at the spot.

According to the police, during investigation, they visited the woman’s house in Kotla Mubarakpur and learnt that her husband Vinod was absconding. Neighbours told police that the couple had recently fought because Vinod suspected his wife of having an affair. “We conducted raids and arrested Vinod from Mundka in outer Delhi,” said DCP Singh.

Vinod, who worked as a fruit vendor, confessed he got married to Santoshi at the Arya Samaj Mandir in 2016. Santoshi was earlier married in Rajasthan and has six children from the marriage. During interrogation, Vinod confessed that the couple had regular fights because he suspected Santoshi of having an affair outside marriage. On Monday morning, six-seven hours before he murdered her, he had reportedly seen her with another man.

Explaining the sequence of events, police said that on Monday afternoon that Vinod bought a knife from a cutlery store in INA. He also bought alcohol from a local store and asked his wife to join him for drinks. “Later in the evening, he took her to the local market. At around 8pm, when they reached Thyagaraj stadium, he asked her about her affair. They had a quarrel and he stabbed her,” said a senior police officer.

Vinod confessed to the crime and said he dropped the knife at the murder spot and fled to his cousin’s place.

First Published: Aug 01, 2017 23:34 IST