Mumbai man kills wife within four days of marriage, says ‘was forced to marry’, arrested
Asif Siddiqui, who works as an electrician in Mumbai, got married to Sabreen, 22, in Uttar Pradesh on April 6. Two days later, the couple came to Borivli in Mumbaimumbai Updated: May 02, 2017 19:54 IST
A 25-year-old man from Mumbai, who allegedly killed his wife within four days of their marriage last month, was arrested from Lucknow on Monday.
According to the police, Asif Siddiqui, who works as an electrician in Mumbai, got married to Sabreen, 22, in Uttar Pradesh on April 6. Two days later, the couple came to Borivli in Mumbai.
A body of a woman in her twenties was found in Mumbai on April 10. The police formed various teams to check if a missing person’s complaint had been filed across Mumbai, Thane, Navi Mumbai, Raigad and Sindhudurg. Finally, they came across a complaint filed in Barabanki district in Uttar Pradesh, which led them to Siddiqui.
“The accused strangled his wife with a dupatta and dumped her at the spot. Based on crucial inputs collected during the course of investigation, we arrested the accused from Lucknow,” said Vikram Deshmane, deputy commissioner of police, zone 11.
Asif fled from the city two days after killing her, police said. “During his interrogation, he said he was unhappy as he was forced to marry Sabreen,” said a police officer.
Asif was produced in a metropolitan court on Monday and has been sent in transit remand.
First Published: May 02, 2017 13:45 IST