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Army Major’s Wife Murder: Patiala House Court Sends Accused Nikhil Handa to Four-Day Police Custody

Handa was arrested yesterday from Meerut for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Major's wife in west Delhi on Saturday.

Published: June 25, 2018 6:24 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Abhinav Gupta

Army Major's Wife Murder: Patiala House Court Sends Accused Nikhil Handa to Four-Day Police Custody
Accused Army Major Nikhil Handa

New Delhi, June 25: Army Major Nihil Handa, who was arrested by the Delhi Police on Sunday for his involvement in the murder of his colleague Amit Dwivedi’s wife, was sent to four-day police custody by Delhi’s Patiala House Court on Monday.

Highlights

  • Accused Army Major was apparently obsessed with the woman and had been pressurising her for marriage.
  • Two knives were found in his car, which indicates that he might have planned it in advance.

Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathy granted custody of Major Nikhil Handa to the police after it said he has to be taken to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh to make certain recoveries including his clothes and weapon used to commit the crime.

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Handa was arrested yesterday from Meerut for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Major’s wife in west Delhi on Saturday.

Initial investigation suggested that the accused Army Major was apparently obsessed with the woman and had been pressurising her for marriage.

According to police, Handa murdered the wife of fellow Army Major when he found out that she was not ready to marry him.

Handa met the deceased in 2015 in Nagaland when her husband was posted there. They had kept in touch, even when she came to Delhi after her husband was transferred.

Two knives were found in his car, which indicates that he might have planned it in advance, police said.

Initially, the police was informed that a woman had died in an accident. Later, when they inspected the body, it was found that her throat was slit, they said.

The accused had allegedly run his car over her face and the body in order to make the incident appear as an accident, police said.

Earlier, the woman was dropped at the Army Base Hospital in her husband’s official vehicle by a driver yesterday.

Later, when the driver came back to pick her up, he could not find her and learnt that she did not attend her scheduled physiotherapy session.

(With PTI inputs)

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