Gurugram woman arrested for getting husband killed suspecting extra-marital affair

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 January 2019, 08:23 AM
The police on found Sunday a body stuffed inside a gunny bag, thrown into a drain at Bajghera near the Dwarka Expressway. (Representational photo)
The police on found Sunday a body stuffed inside a gunny bag, thrown into a drain at Bajghera near the Dwarka Expressway. (Representational photo)
HIGHLIGHTS
    • Victim Joginder Singh had gone missing from his residence on January 17.
    • Body found stuffed in a gunny bag in a drain near Dwarka Expressway.
    • A motorcycle was also found near the drain.

A woman was arrested in Gurugram on Monday for allegedly getting her husband killed through contract killers for Rs 16 lakh, the police said. Gurugram Police spokesperson Subhash Bokan said that the accused woman, Sweety, got her husband killed as she suspected him of being in an extra-marital relationship and feared that he would transfer his entire property, including a shop and a house in Sheetla Colony in the city to the woman.  

Bokan said that Sweety's husband, Joginder Singh, had gone missing from his residence on January 17. The police on found Sunday a body stuffed inside a gunny bag, thrown into a drain at Bajghera near the Dwarka Expressway. A motorcycle too was found near the drain, Bokan said.

The body was identified as that of Singh, following which the police began questioning his wife and other relatives and neighbours. As Singh's brother suspected his sister-in-law behind the killing, the police began questioning Sweety during which she repeatedly changed her statements. On sustained interrogation, she, however, broke down and confessed to her role in the killing.

Revealing her motive behind the crime, she told police that she was afraid of her husband's intention to transfer his entire property to another woman. She hired six persons, including a woman, from Ashok Vihar, Phase 3 here to eliminate her husband, she confessed to the police.

She promised to give them a sum of Rs 16 lakh after the job is done and gave them Rs 2.5 lakh in advance, besides some jewelery, the police said.

On the night intervening January 16 and 17, Sweety let in the hired killers into her house when her husband was sleeping. They strangulated the sleeping Joginder to death. After killing Singh, they stuffed his body in a gunny bag and carried it to the drain on their motorcycle and dumped the bag into the drain. The six hired killers are presently on the run. The police were making all efforts to nab them soon. 

First Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 08:18 AM
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