Taekwondo coach plotted with lover to kill husband, kids: Police
Four days after the bodies of her husband, their three children and a nephew were found in their house in Alwar, the police arrested the woman, her lover and two hired killersUpdated: Oct 07, 2017 19:58 IST
A 35-year-old woman who worked as a taekwondo coach in Rajasthan’s Alwar district plotted with her lover to murder her husband and their three children, the police said on Saturday.
Four days after the bodies of her husband, their three children and a nephew were found in their house in Alwar, the police arrested the woman, her lover and two hired killers.
Alwar superintendent of police Rahul Prakash said that during investigation it was learnt that the woman was involved in an extramarital relationship with another man.
“Santosh Devi, the wife of the deceased Banwarilal, had joined taekwondo classes around two years ago and a man called Hanuman Choudhary was her coach. Gradually, they were involved in an illicit relationship,” said Prakash.
Devi and Choudhary wanted to live together which led them to plan the murder of her 45-year-old husband and children aged 17, 15 and 12 years, he added. A 10-year-old nephew, who was sleeping in the same room, was also murdered by the accused.
After learning taekwondo, Devi used to teach the martial art form to children in Alwar schools, said officials.
“The duo hired two contract killers who have been identified as Kapil (19) and Deepak (20). On the night of October 3, Devi gave her husband and children food laced with an anaesthetic drug which led them to fall asleep,” said Prakash.
After midnight, Devi opened the door to her lover and the two killers who entered the room where the rest of the family were sleeping, the police said.
“The accused murdered her husband and children along with a nephew, who was also at the room, with knives. Investigation has suggested that Devi’s eldest son, who was 17-year-old, tried to struggle with the assailants before he was killed too,” said the SP.
After the murder, the men took the two-wheeler of Banwarilal and went to the station. They were captured in the CCTV cameras installed near the area, said the police.
Choudhary, Devi’s lover, currently lives in Udaipur and is studying Bachelors in Physical Education; he was arrested, the police said.
The other two men, who were hired for the murder, were arrested from Alwar, said the police.
First Published: Oct 07, 2017 19:31 IST