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Panchkula murder: Police disclose details,mother-in-law arrested for conspiring

Kusum Kumar was killed by husband Naresh and her in-laws at their Rajiv Colony residence Tuesday night over her alleged illicit relationships with other men,police found out while investigating the case.

Written by Express News Service | Panchkula | Published: April 20, 2013 2:47:19 am

Kusum Kumar was killed by husband Naresh and her in-laws at their Rajiv Colony residence Tuesday night over her alleged illicit relationships with other men,police found out while investigating the case.

According to police,Kusum was allegedly having illicit relations with three men in Chandigarh and was repeatedly calling them. Despite strong resistance from her husband and in-laws,she continued her amorous affairs. Earlier this week,Naresh,her brother-in-law Raju and mother-in-law Nirmala hatched a conspiracy to kill her. She was strangulated; then a rope was tied around her neck and the body hung from the ceiling to make it appear like a suicide.

After the murder,the trio fled from the spot,police said. While the girl’s husband and brother-in-law were arrested on Thursday,her mother-in-law Nirmala was arrested here Friday. The mother-in-law has been booked for conspiring in the murder,police said,adding that the post-mortem report confirmed death due to murder as it has shown that the woman died due to suffocation.

According to police officials,the parents of the deceased were living in Sector 56 but originally hailed from Uttar Pradesh. The girl had fallen in love with Naresh,who works as a conductor in a school bus.

Kusum’s father has alleged that she was prevented by her in-laws from calling him and was not happy living with them due to which they killed her.

Police said the three accused have confessed to killing the woman. In their disclosure statement,they said Kusum stayed in touch with the men despite repeatedly being asked to shun their company.

The girl had married Naresh Kumar some five months ago and had registered their marriage in Punjab and Haryana High Court,police officials said.

According to police,they also recovered the diary of the woman earlier but no clues were found from there.

It was finally the post-mortem report and the confession of the accused that closed the case. “We arrested the trio on specific information in the city,” a police official investigating the case said.

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