New Delhi:  A man was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife by pushing her off the balcony of their eighth floor flat, police said on Monday. The incident was reported from Ansal Valley View Society located on the Gurugram-Faridabad Road.

The accused was identified as Vikram Chauhan. He was booked on Sunday for allegedly murdering his wife, Deepika Chauhan, 32, on Saturday night.

Deepika, a senior official at a bank, had observed fast on Karva Chauth but met her end just hours later following a quarrel with her husband. According to the complaint filed by Deepika’s father Harikishan Ahuja, Deepika and Vikram fell in love and married in 2013.

The couple had a four-year-old daughter and a six-month-old son. Vikram had allegedly developed a relationship with another married woman who lived in the same society.

“She used to frequently visit the couple’s apartment, causing a discord between Deepika and Vikram,” Ahuja alleged.

Ahuja said that when his daughter raised objections over his relationship, Vikram beat her up. On Saturday, Vikram pushed Deepika off the balcony. The arrested man was on Monday produced before a court that remanded him to two days police custody.

In a similar incident, a woman identified as Imrana was killed after she was pushed down from a three-storey apartment by an acquaintance. The incident took place on Sunday in Ghaziabad’s Lok Priya Vihar colony.  According to the initial probe, the accused had gone to meet the deceased while the husband was out for work. Both of them had gone to the terrace when a heated argument followed between them. In a fit of rage, the man threw the woman off the third floor. Later, the man fled the area.

The victim was survived by her husband and their three children. The family had rented the apartment 20 days ago.