ASHTA: Police recovered a woman labourer’s body in a suspicious condition from Lotianala forests near Ranpur Kalan village under Siddiqganj police station area on recently. The deceased was later identified as Kalavati, 45, a resident of Jhapal village in Betul district, who had come to Rampur Kalan village with her husband Dayaram ten days ago.

The couple had come in search of job and were working in a road construction project. They were living in tents with other labourers near the construction site. The other labourers had left the couple to visit their hometown. On Sunday evening, Siddiqganj police received information about a dead body spotted in the forest. The cops recovered the body and after an investigation into the murder arrested Dayaram. According to police sources, Dayaram was suspicious of Kalavati’s character.

The couple used to quarrel over the issue and Dayaram often thrashed her. The accused killed his wife and dumped the body in the forest. Cops said the couple had a dispute on Saturday night after which Dayaram killed Kalavati. He has been booked under section 302 of the IPC and cops have launched a manhunt to nab him.

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