Man held for killing wife by pushing her off second floor

He was arrested on Thursday from Karkardooma Court where he had gone to look for a lawyer, the officer said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: September 17, 2016 9:39 pm

A 49-year-old man, who had allegedly pushed his wife off the second floor of a building last month, has been arrested in east Delhi, police said on Saturday.

After the incident, Dilip was hiding at his village in Champaran of Bihar. When police reached there, he escaped and came back to Delhi to look for a lawyer to fight his case, a police officer said.

He was arrested on Thursday from Karkardooma Court where he had gone to look for a lawyer, the officer said.

Dilip was a drunkard and was living separately from his wife, Lalita, who was staying with her daughter, Puja, and son-in-law.

On August 21, the accused reached the house and sought to take rest there for half-an-hour to which she objected. They started fighting in presence of their grandchildren. The argument took a violent turn as Dilip pushed his wife off the second floor of the building. She died in a hospital later.