A 28-year-old woman strangled her husband to death, who, she alleged, would force her to drink his urine, police said. The incident took place in south Delhi’s Neb Sarai area on Thursday night.
The woman, identified as Jyoshna, has been arrested. After killing her husband, she fled from the house with their four-year-old son, the police said. She worked as a domestic help.
According to police, the incident came to light when Ramesh Nand (36) was found dead at his residence by his brother, who lives in Sangam Vihar. He had come to meet him. “He immediately informed the police, who found a chunni wrapped around his neck,” a police officer said. The body was sent for an autopsy.
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The victim’s wife was absconding, so the needle of suspicion fell on her. “After questioning relatives, the police arrested Jyoshna from Nizamuddin railway station on Friday morning. She told the police that theirs was a love marriage and they have two sons — one a 7-year-old and the other only 4. While the elder son lived with them, the younger one lives with a relative,” the officer said, adding that she claimed her husband used to beat her daily with sticks and tongs. He would also force her to drink his urine.
“Angered by the harassment, the woman decided to teach her husband a lesson. On Thursday night, when he was under the influence of alcohol, she strangled him to death. A case of murder has been registered at the Neb Sarai police station and the woman has been sent to judicial custody. Her child was handed over to a relative,” the officer added.