Woman, lover held for murdering husband

Last Updated: Sat, Jul 07, 2012 19:59 hrs

Thane: A 28-year-old woman was arrested, along with her paramour and his acquaintances, including a teenager, for allegedly murdering her husband in Dombivali, police said today.

Shraddha, her lover Sushil Waghmare (26), his two cousins, identified as Pratik alias Rahul Khanzode (18) and Vaibhav Khanzode (17), and Ramnath alias Rama Murlidhar (18) were arrested for allegedly murdering Sharad M Malgaonkar(43), a Loader with Air India, and dumping his body by roadside in Manpada locality on Wednesday, said police inspector Datta Pandre attached with Manpada police station.

While Shraddha and Sushil were nabbed from here on Thursday, the others from near Shirdi in Ahmednagar district yesterday, he said.

Vaibhav has been sent to a juvenile remand home in Bhiwandi while the others have been remanded in police custody for a week, police said, adding they are investigating whether more persons were involved in the crime.

Malgaonkar's body bore strangulation mark on neck, Pandre said.

According to police, the killing could have been a fallout of frequent altercations between the deceased and his wife as the former used to suspect her character.

Police said Shraddha and Sharad had a love marriage. While the former hailed from Kerala the latter from Vengurla in Sindhudurg district.

The arrested accused have been booked under sections 302 (punishment for murder), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence, or giving false information to screen offender) read with section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code, police added.

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