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NRI held at IGIA for wife's murder

Avtar S Grewal, who lives in Canada, is charged with murdering his wife, reports Abhishek Bhalla.

india Updated: Apr 02, 2007, 04:01 IST
Abhishek Bhalla
Abhishek Bhalla

A Non-Resident Indian from Canada charged with murdering his wife was arrested at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport on Saturday. Thirty-two-year old Avtar Singh Grewal had allegedly murdered his "estranged" wife at her home in Phoenix in Arizona, US, on March 29.

After the alleged murder, Grewal stayed one step ahead of the Arizona police and took a Continental Airlines flight to India from New Jersey on March 30. The Interpol had informed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI); a red corner notice was out for Grewal. The CBI passed on the information to immigration authorities, and Grewal was detained before finally being handed over to the Delhi Police on Saturday night.

The police said Grewal told them that relations with his wife were strained.

According to the police, they were to come to India together but before leaving they had a fight, which led to Grewal killing his wife. "He claims that his wife kicked and slapped him and in a fit of anger he strangulated her. He also says that he felt sorry and left a note saying that he has killed his wife. After killing her, he claims to have tried to commit suicide by slashing his wrist and then trying to hang himself from the ceiling. However, all this has to be verified from the police there," said Aditya Arya, Joint Commissioner of Police (Operations).

The police said Navneet Kaur married Grewal in October 2005 in Delhi.

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