Nagpur: A 25-year-old married woman, along with her boyfriend, strangled her husband to death and tried to portray it as a suicide by cutting wrist of the deceased in the early hours of Wednesday.
The body of Shekhar Paunikar was found with its wrist slit and a head injury in a garden at Namdev Nagar.
Even as the accused tried to mislead the cops, Yashodhara Nagar police, under the supervision of zonal DCP Harssh Poddar and senior PI Pradip Raynnawar, cracked the case within four hours.
The accused have been identified as Rashmi Paunikar and Prajwal Bhaisare (21).
Sources said Rashmi and Shekhar got married six years ago and have a three-year-old son Kunj. Rashmi got in touch with Prajwal six months ago on social media and started dating him.
Police said from the last few months, Shekhar had been drinking too much and used to thrash Rashmi suspecting her infidelity. A fed up Rashmi decided to kill Shekhar two months ago.
Four days before the incident, Rashmi planned to kill Shekhar with the help of Prajwal. On Tuesday night, Shekhar, who works at a garments shop in Mahal, had a few drinks, ate dinner and slept. Rashmi then called Prajwal and asked him to bring a blade and motorcycle.
After some time, Prajwal reached Rashmi’s home and the duo strangled Shekhar to death. They then took his body to a nearby garden and made cuts on his wrist with the blade. The accused also hit Shekhar with a stone on his head before heading home.
On Wednesday morning, one of the passersby saw Shekhar’s body and called on police control room. Cops rushed to the spot and Rashmi too reached after sometime.
Top Commentwhy don't these infidels just leave their partner instead of killing them..!! A guy loses his life for nothing. Hope people chose their partner wisely and if ever they find infidelity, just leave them asap...Human Rights
Cops already had a suspicion that it was a murder
as there were no blood spots at the scene. Police then started interrogating Rashmi, who spilled the beans.
The accused will be produced before the court on Thursday for procuring PCR.