Married woman, her lover arrested for killing husband in Virar
According to police, the woman had paid Rs 1.50 lakh to Arjun's accomplices as 'contract money'.
The trio was arrested yesterday by the Palghar district rural police. One more accused is on the run. According to police, the victim, Yogesh Raut (32), suspected the fidelity of his 29-year-old wife Ashwini. "The couple, residents of Virar west, used to frequently quarrel over the issue.
Fed up, Ashwini hatched a conspiracy to eliminate her husband. She sought the help of her paramour Raj Arjun and two others to kill him," an official of Palghar district police said. As per the plan, the three men (including the absconding accused) came to Ashwini's house around 2 am yesterday and hit Raut when he was asleep. She used her dupatta to strangulate him, the official said.
"After Raut died, his body was wrapped in a cloth and two of the accused men transported it on a scooter to dump it. A police patrol team spotted the duo transporting the bundle and tried to stop them. However, they gave the police the slip," the official added.
When police untied the bundle, they found a body. After identifying the victim and called his wife for identification. When questioned, she initially gave evasive replies. However, later she confessed that she, Arjun, one Faizan and another man were involved in the killing.
According to police, the woman had paid Rs 1.50 lakh to Arjun's accomplices as 'contract money'. After the crime, she had decided to wait till dawn to file a false missing person's complaint. However, the crime detected before it, police said.
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