A police constable,Mahesh Chandra Verma,was found murdered near his house in Lucknows Talkatora area on Friday morning. Vermas wife Vimlesh and his two minors sons 15 -and 16-year-old have been arrested for the murder.
Vermas elder son had earlier lodged an FIR against unidentified persons for killing his father and throwing his body near the house.
The police,however,became suspicious of the family members after the location of Vermas phone showed him to be near his house through the night. When questioned,Vermas wife and children confessed to the crime,said Inspector Vinod Kumar Mishra.
A resident of Alamnagar locality,Verma (43) was attached with the Lucknow Reserve Police Lines.
The police said the accused hit Verma with a stick and then strangulated him. They also gave electric shocks to the constable before throwing his body outside the house.
Bazar Khala circle officer Raj Kumar said the accused said Verma used to harass them and often returned home drunk after which he would beat Vimlesh and children over trivial issues.
They also told the police that Verma had stopped giving them money over the past few months and was involved in an extramarital affair.
On Thursday evening,too,Verma is said to have returned home in an inebriated state and began harassing Vimlesh. She threw chilli powder on him while one of the sons hit him with a stick from behind. When Verma fell down,all three tied a cloth around his neck and strangulated him. They also gave electric shocks to Verma. Around 3.30 am,they took the body out and threw it a little away from home.
Vermas cousin came to the house in the morning and informed that he was lying by the roadside.
Man arrested for wifes murder
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