Delhi man arrested for killing friend to marry his wife

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 26 June 2019, 09:46 AM
In order to marry her, Gulkesh hatched a plot to kill Dalbir. He allegedly hit with a brick hand left him on the railway tracks to die, the police said. (File photo)
In order to marry her, Gulkesh hatched a plot to kill Dalbir. He allegedly hit with a brick hand left him on the railway tracks to die, the police said. (File photo)

A man was arrested for killing his friend to marry the latter’s wife in Delhi, the police said. The accused identified as Gulkesh was desperate to marry his friend, Dalbir’s wife, with whom he was in an illicit relationship. However, the woman, who also liked him, didn’t want to leave her husband. In order to marry her, Gulkesh hatched a plot to kill Dalbir. He allegedly hit with a brick hand left him on the railway tracks to die, the police said.

On the intervening night of June 24-25, Gulkesh called his friend Dalbir and took him to the railway track near Zakhira and hit him on the head with a brick, leaving him unconscious. He then threw Dalbir on the railway track so that it could be cut into pieces, the police release said. After committing the crime, Gulkesh called the police and alleged that the body of an acquaintance of his was lying on the railway track near Prem Nagar Phatak, Rama Road. During preliminary investigation, Gulkesh made all-out efforts to mislead the police.

"During interrogation, his mobile phone was checked and on the basis of call records, he broke down and disclosed that he had illicit relation with the wife of the deceased. He wanted to marry Pooja (name changed) the wife of deceased, but the wife of the deceased was not willing to marry with him although she also liked him. Therefore, in order to get married with the wife of the deceased, he hatched a conspiracy to eliminate the deceased," the police release said.

The police are now investigating whether Dalbir’s wife was also involved in the case.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 09:45 AM
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