Mumbai, Dec 7 (PTI) Mumbai police today arrested a 38-year-old auto rickshaw driver for killing his wife.

The woman’s body had been found on a beach in Juhu area yesterday.

Prabhuprasad Saha, the accused, had married the victim Shakuntala Sharma over one and a half years ago, a senior police official said.

According to police, Saha, resident of suburban Versova, found the door of his house locked from inside when he returned home on Tuesday night. He knocked several times but got no response as his wife was asleep.

He entered the house through ventilator hole and in a fit of rage hit Shakuntala with a blunt object which killed her, police said.

He then stuffed her body in a bag and dumped it in a drain in suburban Oshiwara.

The body was swept to a beach yesterday and was spotted by a passerby.

Police identified the body from a tattoo and inquiry revealed that Saha had killed her, police added.

Saha was arrested today under IPC sections 302 (murder) and 201 (destruction of evidence). Further probe is on.

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