In yet another incident of crime and murder, The Bhandup police arrested a man, hours after his wife was found dead at their residence in Bhandup on Friday morning. According to the cops investigating the case the accused tried to pass of the murder as an incident of a robbery gone awry, but the circumstantial evidence gave him away.
The police received a call about the murder of one Neha Gupta, 27, a resident of Shivneri Sadan chawl in Bhandup (West), reported Hindustan Times. She (victim) was found in a pool of blood, with a slashed neck and a few injuries on her arms. Her husband, Birbal propagated a story that a robber wearing black and white clothes entered their room and fled after attacking her.
The inspection of the crime scene revealed that it would have been difficult for an outsider to have committed the crime. During the interrogation, Birbal confessed his act narrated the sequence of events that led to the murder.
“The couple was to leave for Uttar Pradesh to attend a close relative’s wedding. However, Neha refused to go as their third daughter is just over a month old. This led to an argument between the two, following which Birbal took the kitchen knife and slashed her throat,” said an officer from the Bhandup police station.
As per investigations, the couple argued over petty issues frequently. Neha was likely to have been attacked around 4.48am, the police said. A case has been registered and Birbal has been arrested under section 302 (murder) of the Indian penal code (IPC).