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Jilted lover turns killer, strangles boyfriend’s 5-year-old brother to stall marriage with another girl in Bihar

The accused, a mother of two children, had an estranged relationship with her husband and fell in love with another boy, eight years younger. To prevent her boyfriend’s marriage, she killed his brother.

india Updated: May 05, 2017 15:31 IST
Ruchir Kumar
Ruchir Kumar
Hindustan Times, Patna
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The jilted lover waylaid her boyfriend’s five-year old brother to the fields and strangled him in Bihar’s Katihar district. (Representative illustration)

Patna Smitten by love, a jilted lover and mother of two children turned a killer, when she strangulated the minor brother of her boyfriend to prevent his marriage with another girl, in Kadwa village of Katihar district, 330 kms east of Patna.

The incident took place on Wednesday, just three days prior to her boyfriend’s marriage. The police arrested the accused on Thursday and sent her to jail.

Poonam Devi, 30, the accused and mother of two sons aged 5 and 7, had an estranged relationship with her husband. Residing at her mother’s place at Chandpur West Tola in Kadwa police station area, she reportedly fell in love with a boy eight years younger, the police said.

Devi reportedly developed a relationship with an unemployed Pradeep, 22, son of Birbal Choudhury. The boy’s family, which did not approve of the relationship, in order to prevent Pradeep from getting into the love maze of the woman, fixed his marriage with another girl.

In order to prevent the marriage, which was to be solemnised on April 29, the jilted lover waylaid her boyfriend’s five-year old brother, Sunil alias Tuntun, to the adjoining maize fields on Wednesday and strangled him to death, said the police.

Though she succeeded in stalling the marriage, Devi landed in jail for her nefarious act. “We have arrested the accused and sent the body for post-mortem examination. Though the report is awaited, we found ligature mark around the neck of the boy,” said Ajit Kumar, station house officer of the Kadwa police station.

First Published: Apr 28, 2017 11:16 IST