Wife,friend arrested for businessman’s murder in West Delhi

A day after a West Delhi businessman was found stabbed,his wife and her close friend were arrested on Friday for the murder.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:July 11, 2009 12:51 am

A day after a West Delhi businessman was found stabbed,his wife and her close friend were arrested on Friday for the murder.

The suspects are victim Jagmohan Singh’s wife Sumit Kaur,28,and one Puneet,31,her friend who killed Singh on Kaur’s directions,the police today said.

Singh,32,was found dead late Wednesday night at his Rajouri garden house.

Today,after arresting Puneet,the police claimed that he had confessed to having committed the murder — Kaur had allegedly promised to pay him for it.

The police said Kaur had initially claimed that four assailants broke into the house around midnight and demanded Rs 4 lakh that they had reportedly loaned him. She claimed the assailants killed Singh after he refused to pay — they had gagged and tied her with ropes,Kaur said.

The police,though,found contradictions in her statement — they also found it improbable that the assailants unlocked five doors to reach Singh’s bedroom without inside help.

“Investigations led us to zero in on Puneet,who lives nearby (J-5/157,Rajouri Garden) and knew Kaur well,” an officer said. “He broke down on sustained interrogation and confessed that he had killed Singh.”

Puneet told the police that he came to know Kaur some five years ago and the two became close over the years after his divorce,the officer said. He had reportedly loaned Singh Rs 4 lakh and wanted to recover it through Kaur. Kaur allegedly promised to give Puneet Rs 5 lakh to kill her husband.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (West) Sharad Aggarwal said Kaur made duplicate keys of all doors in her husband’s house and gave them to Puneet. Their plan laid out,she reportedly returned to the house on Wednesday and let Puneet in sometime during the night.

The two overpowered Singh while he was sleeping and Puneet stabbed him — there were multiple stab wounds.

Puneet worked with his father in their business of readymade garments in Karol Bagh,the police said.

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