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Gurugram woman stabbed 35 times, strangled; husband’s second wife, her brother key suspects

The incident took place around 9.30pm on Monday when the victim was alone at her one-room rented accommodation, the police said, adding that her husband’s second wife and her brother, who are both absconding, are key suspects in the case.

gurgaon Updated: Aug 01, 2018 14:21 IST
Pavneet Singh Chadha
Pavneet Singh Chadha
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Forensic experts said the wounds on the dead woman’s body suggest she was ‘tortured’. (Shutterstock)

Gurugram

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly strangulated and stabbed 35 times at her house in Sector 18 on Monday night. Forensic experts said a study of the wounds suggest the victim was “tortured”.

The deceased, identified as Ayesha Khatoon, lived with her husband and his second wife, the police said on Tuesday.

The incident took place around 9.30pm on Monday when Khatoon was alone at her one-room rented accommodation, the police said, adding that the second wife and her brother, who are both absconding, are key suspects in the case.

According to the, her husband was allegedly at his workplace and is being questioned.

“A kitchen knife was used to commit the crime. It was recovered from the crime scene and has been sent for forensic examination. Preliminary investigation suggests that the prime suspect is her husband’s second wife and her brother, who are at large,” inspector Chander Parkash, station house officer (SHO) of the Sector 17/18 police station, said, adding that the wives shared an acrimonious relationship.

“The body has 35 cuts, including many superficial ones and a few deep cuts, possibly inflicted with a kitchen knife or small screwdriver. The manner of killing suggests the victim was tortured,” said Dr Deepak Mathur, forensic expert at Civil Hospital, Gurugram.

Police said that Khatoon, who had polio, and her husband had been married for a decade but did not have any children, but the man had children from his second wife. “There used to be frequent fights between the wives over this issue,” an investigator said.

Sub-inspector Satinder Singh said the police was conducting raids to round up the accused. “The role of the husband, who was allegedly at his workplace at the time of the incident, is being investigated,” Singh said, adding that their children are being looked after by their relatives who live in the neighbourhood.

The police registered a case against the man’s (what’s his name) second wife and her brother under sections 302 (murder) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) at Sector 17/18 police station.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 09:24 IST