A Santacruz couple was arrested by the police on Saturday for allegedly plotting and killing the womans boyfriend after her husband learnt of her affair with him.
The police said Javed Shaikh (36),who works in a cloth dyeing company,allegedly killed Naved Shaikh (22) after learning that his wife Shruti (28) was having an affair with him. Shaikh stabbed the man so hard that the weapon he used broke into two pieces.
According to the Santacruz police,Shaikh and Shruti stay near Milan Subway and have two children.
Shruti met Naved at his friend Naeem Khans mobile repairing shop below her fathers house in Riddhi-Siddhi building near Santacruz station.
The two were having an affair for the past two years and used to meet on the terrace of the building whenever Shruti visited her parents,the police said.
Officers investigating the case said Shaikh,who used to be out of the house at night for work,had seen the two in a compromising position in his house a few days ago.
Shaikh confronted his wife and after an argument managed to convince her to
call Naved who stayed in Mahim and worked at a call centre at Mindspace in Malad to the place where the two usually met.
On Saturday,Shruti called Naved to the terrace of Ridshi-Siddhi building where Shaikh was hiding. At 3.30 pm,when Naved arrived at the spot,Shaikh pounced on him and allegedly attacked him with a chopper. He stabbed Naved repeatedly and also slit his throat.
In between the assault,Naved called Naeem and revealed his location. He told Naeem that his girlfriend had called him to the spot and her husband had attacked him. Naved also told Naeem to bring the police along and take him to a hospital.
The couple was unaware of the call and stayed on to watch Naved die. We received a call from Naeem and rushed a beat marshal to the spot. The beat marshal reached the terrace within minutes and arrested Shaikh and Shruti, said Madhkar Chowdhury,senior police inspector of Santacruz police station.
Naeem and the police rushed Naved to the hospital. However,he was declared dead on arrival.
On Sunday,the police presented Shaikh and Shruti before a holiday court,which remanded them in police custody for a day. The police have recovered the pieces of the chopper used in the crime.