Two men were arrested on Thursday for the murder of a man and his wife,whose bodies were found,a few kilometres apart,near Sohna-Ballabhgarh-Faridabad road on December 2.
Police said the men,identified as Prithi and Sanjay,were known to the dead womans sister,who held a grudge against the couple.
According to police,the bodies were found on December 2. They were identified on December 6 as those of Juglal (27) and his wife Seema (25),residents of Vrindavan in Mathura.
Upon investigation,we found that Prithi and Sanjay,who also belong to the
same village,murdered the couple,but the plot was hatched by Seemas sister Guddi, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Vivek Sharma said.
According to police,on December 1,Prithi sought the help of Juglal and Seema to find a property dealer to sell his land. He asked them to accompany him to Ballabhgarh to meet a dealer there.
According to Prithis statement,he stopped his WagonR at a secluded location on the Sohna-Ballabhgarh road around 10 pm on December 2. Prithis friend Sanjay was also in the car. They lured the couple into consuming a drink laced with sedatives, Sharma said.
After the couple fell unconscious,they dragged Seema into the fields. They took turns to rape her and then strangled her,police said.
There were signs of a struggle in the field,indicating that Seema tried to escape,but they managed to kill her. The two then got into the car and strangled her husband. They threw his body on the roadside near Faridabad, a police officer said.
Police said Guddi (30) and Seema were married to brothers. Their husbands,Juglal and Poorn,worked as labourers.
Guddi was unhappy with her sisters behaviour and suspected her of having an extra-marital affair. They also had a dispute over a 100-gaj family plot. Guddis intention was to kill Seema and Juglal at a place far from Mathura,so that it would be difficult to trace the murders back to her, Sharma said.
Police said Guddi would be arrested soon. A case of murder,rape and criminal conspiracy has been registered against them.