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Uttar Pradesh: Man kills fourth wife to get married again, arrested

To get married for the fifth time, a 50-year-old man murdered his 19-year-old fourth wife in Kale ka Purwa village of Amethi district.

lucknow Updated: Oct 07, 2017 13:46 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh,Murder,Domestic violence
The accused Mustakeem is a truck driver and has a criminal record of involvement in drug supply.(Representative image)

To get married for the fifth time, a 50-year-old man murdered his 19-year-old fourth wife in Kale ka Purwa village of Amethi district, nearly 125 kilometres south-east of Lucknow. Police arrested the man on Friday after recovering the woman’s decomposed body in Naseerabad area of Rae Bareli, around five km from the victim’s house on Thursday.

The accused Mustakeem is a truck driver and has a criminal record of involvement in drug supply. The victim Reshma was married to Mustakeem two years ago and gave birth to her first child only three months ago.

Rae Bareli deputy superintendent of police (DSP) SK Yadav said although villagers and the victim’s aunt Samina claimed Reshma was Mustakeem’s thirteenth wife, the police had proof of only four marriages. He said Mustakeem too said that he married Reshma after the death of his first wife and leaving two previous wives. Reshma belonged to a very poor family, so her father Sattar easily agreed to Mustakeem’s marriage proposal, he added.

Yadav said police probe revealed that Mustakeem had strained relations with Reshma after the birth of her child and was planning to get married again. He said Mustakeem even went to Reshma’s father Sattar complaining about her character a year ago. He even told the victim’s father he did not want to continue the relationship with her.

The DSP said Mustakeem’s house was basically under Amethi police jurisdiction but the victim’s body was found on a deserted stretch near Parsadepur village of Naseerabad area of Rae Bareli . He said the probe revealed that the accused had strangled Reshma after a spat on Monday night and disposed of the body in Naseerabad .

He said the accused lodged a complaint with Amethi police about Reshma having eloped with one Bablu, leaving her infant alone at home. He said investigation later confirmed Mustakeem’s involvement in the crime .

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He said Mustakeem allegedly killed Reshma as she opposed his intention to get married for the fifth time. He said the accused was arrested after he confessed to his crime during interrogation.

First Published: Oct 07, 2017 13:45 IST