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Woman, paramour arrested for husband’s murder in Bihar

The Purnia superintendent of police said, interestingly, the woman was the complainant in the case.

patna Updated: Sep 16, 2017 17:14 IST
Aditya Nath Jha
Aditya Nath Jha
Hindustan Times, Purnia
Woman arrested,paramour,husband’s murder
Purnia superintendent of police (SP) Nishant Tiwary (left) with the arrested woman and her paramour. (HT photo)

Police in Bihar’s Purnia district claimed to have solved the murder case of a private electrician with the arrest of his wife and her paramour.

Purnia superintendent of police (SP) Nishant Tiwary said Lalita Devi, 30, and her paramour Kunal Kishor Bharti , 31, were arrested on Friday for allegedly killing of Niranjan Mandal alias Chhotu Mandal. Interestingly, Devi was the complainant in the case, Tiwary said.

The iron rod which was used to kill Mandal had also been recovered, Tiwary said, adding that Devi and Bharti, , who worked as cashier with North Bihar Power Distribution Company Limited’s Gulabbagh office in Purnia, 367 km east of Patna, had confessed to their crime.

The police had recovered Mandal’s body near his house at Lalbagh locality in Sadar police station area of Purnia on Wednesady, a few hours after Devi registered a missing person case, he said.

“Devi and Mandal were married for 10 years and had two children. In the last one year, she became close to Bharti, who was living in a rented accommodation near her house. As Mandal was objecting to their relationship, Devi and Bharti hatched a conspiracy to kill Mandal,” he added.

First Published: Sep 16, 2017 17:10 IST