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Woman takes advantage of empty house, strangles husband to death in Mumbai suburb

Police said the couple had been fighting over family issues for the past month

mumbai Updated: Dec 05, 2017 00:05 IST
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Pranab Jyoti Bhuyan
Hindustan Times
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Police said there was no injury marks on the victim’s body.(HT File)

A 28-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly strangling her husband to death on Friday.

According to the police, Asha Kale and her husband Sanjay had been fighting over family issues for the past month. They lived with their two children at Kalwa in Thane.

“Sanjay’s siblings live at Kalwa and Mahape in Navi Mumbai. Around a month ago, he had given Rs1 lakh to one of his sisters without asking his wife, Asha. When Asha learnt about it after a few days, she started fighting with Sanjay,” said Chandrakant Katkar, senior police inspector of Rabale MIDC police station.

Sanjay would also drink frequently. On Friday night when he was drunk, Asha took him to his brother’s place in Mahape. His brother was not at home. Taking the advantage of the situation, Asha strangled Sanjay to death and left the house.

“There was no injury marks on his body when we found it next morning. We had presumed that he died of a disease and registered an accidental death case. However, the post-mortem report said that he was strangulated to death. We started taking statements of the family and after finding concrete evidence, we arrested Asha on Sunday,” Katkar said.

The police have booked the accused under section 302 and other relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Asha was produced before the judicial court on Monday and has been remanded in police custody.

First Published: Dec 05, 2017 00:04 IST