Couple found murdered in Thane

The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected.

By: PTI | Thane | Published:September 16, 2016 3:10 pm

A 30 year-old man and his pregnant wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances at a house in the district, police said on Friday. On receiving a message about a foul smell emanating from the house at Daighar village in the district, police on Thursday inspected the locked premises, and found the highly decomposed bodies of the couple – Vijay Shankar Jagmohan Yadav (30) and his wife Sufia Abrar Mansuri alias Priya Vijay Shankar Yadav (22).

The bodies bore injury marks, police inspector S Patil said, adding that they have been sent for postmortem. An offence under section 302 (murder) of the IPC has been registered against unidentified killers, police said. The couple had a love marriage in April last year.

Vijay Shankar was employed with a private firm, police said adding that as per preliminary reports, their relations were cordial and there was no opposition from their family members.

The motive behind the murders was being probed, police said while refusing to comment when asked if honour killing was suspected. The local Shil-Daighar police are probing the case and a hunt is on for the suspected killers, they said.