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Professor murders wife, tries to kill himself in Mumbai

The motive behind the murder is unclear as the police are yet to record Sanjay’s statement.

mumbai Updated: Sep 10, 2017 02:09 IST
Arvind Walmiki
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A 37-year-old professor of a Mumbai college allegedly killed his wife and attempted suicide in Kalyan on Saturday. Sanjay Teli was admitted to a hospital and was in a critical condition at the time of going to press.

The motive behind the murder is unclear as the police are yet to record Sanjay’s statement.

Sanjay’s 36-year-old wife, Vidhya, worked in a beauty parlour. He teaches at Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College of Arts, Science & Commerce in Ghatkopar. The couple has two sons — Atul, 19, and Akshay, 22 — who are in college.

The incident took place in the morning at Lokgram in Kolsewadi when Sanjay and Vidhya were alone at home, said the police. An officer said that Sanjay had used a knife to kill her and later slashed his wrists and neck to end his life.

“After killing his wife, Sanjay told his elder son on the phone that he had killed her and he was committing suicide. The sons reached home and found their mother lying in a pool of blood, while their father was struggling for life. Neighbours helped them rush the couple to hospital. Vidhya had deep cuts on her hands and neck, and succumbed to her injuries. Sanjay’s condition was critical,” said an officer from Kolshewadi police station.

The police have not found any suicide note.

Officer added, “We have taken the statement of Atul and registered a case under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code. Once Sanjay is out of danger and doctors allow us to take his statement, we will know about the motive.”

Talking to Usha Mukundan, principal of Ramniranjan Jhunjhunwala College of Arts, Science & Commerce college – ghatkopar said, “Sanjay was very calm and simple person. He is been working with our college from past 20 years with the junior college and that till now there is no complaint against him neither from students nor from any staff. It very shocking to know about the incident, he was a very good professor and that his two sons who were also good in studies. As far as my knowledge is concern in past few weeks we did not find him under any tension or stress. He was not even having financial problem, we are in deep shock as such calm and simple person have attempted suicide”.