Ludhiana woman, paramour slit husband’s throat after he objected to affair
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Ludhiana woman, paramour slit husband’s throat after he objected to affair

Murder they wrote: Conspired to kill hosiery worker after he objected to affair; stuffed body in a sack and dumped it under a bed

punjab Updated: Oct 22, 2017 12:16 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
Ludhiana woman,paramour,woman kills husband
The accused duo in custody in Ludhiana on Saturday. They were arrested after the brother of deceased called police.(Gurpreet Singh/HT)

A 30-year-old woman, aided by her paramour, allegedly slit her husband’s throat with a saw on the roof of the labour quarters in the wee hours of Saturday in Sekhewal village. The duo wrapped the body in a blanket, stuffed it in a sack and dumped it under the bed at the woman’s rented accommodation.

The deceased was identified as 32-year-old Suresh Mandal, who was married to 30-year-old Bijli Devi. Her paramour was identified as 32-year-old Akhilesh Kumar. The duo were arrested and police also recovered the weapon that was used in the crime on the statement of Mandal’s brother, Dev Anand.

The elder daughter saw her mother and her paramour hiding her father’s body and alerted the neighbours, who informed brother of deceased.

Police said Bijli’s elder daughter saw her mother and Akhilesh hiding the body and alerted the neighbours. The neighbours informed Dev Anand, who found the body and called police.

Additional deputy commissioner of police (ADCP, City 1) Ratan Singh Brar said Bijli was having an extramarital affair with Akhilesh, who lives in Sekhewal village. Mandal was aware of it and raised an objection, following which the duo planned to murder him.

He added that according to plan, Bijli took Mandal to the toilets that are on the roof of the labour quarters with an excuse to use them. Akhilesh was already hiding there. The accused overpowered Mandal and slit his throat with a saw. Brar further said in the scuffle, Akhilesh too sustained injuries on his left hand. He added that the accused stuffed the body in a sack and hid it under the cot. They planned to dump the body in the Budda Nullah at night.

Salem Tabri station house officer (SHO) Amandeep Singh Brar said Mandal and Bijli belonged to Araria in Bihar. He was a hosiery worker while she is a labourer at a factory. They have two daughters, Durgi Kumari and Kajal, and a son, Bhola. He added that Akhilesh is also married with two children. His family was settled in Jahanabad, Bihar.

A case was registered under Sections 302 (murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

First Published: Oct 22, 2017 12:12 IST