Mumbai: Man kills 21-yr-old wife suspecting infidelity

Both of them lived in a BMC-run public toilet where they worked as cleaner and manager

Aishwarya IyerUpdated: Sunday, November 27, 2022, 08:33 PM IST
article-image
PTI

Mumbai: The Bhandup police on Saturday arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly murdering his wife, suspecting infidelity, by hitting her head with a cast iron cooking pan. The suspect, Basant Saaha, lived with the victim Ritadevi Dube, 21, in a BMC-run public toilet at the Runwal Parking at Village Road in Bhandup West. They worked there as cleaners and managers.

According to the victim’s sister, Kavitadevi Dube, also the complainant in the case, the couple had problems for sometime, which usually resulted in verbal arguments. In her statement to the police, she said that Saaha suspected the fidelity of her sister.

“Saaha kept asking his Ritadevi to not talk to the man, whom he suspected she had an affair with, but she remained defiant. Even at the time of offence, she was talking to that man on phone, while Saaha kept shouting. As she didn’t listen to him, he used an iron cooking pan from their kitchen space and banged on her head,” said Senior Police Inspector Nitin Unhavane on Sunday.

The incident took place at 1pm on Saturday. After which, Kavitadevi took her sister to a nearby hospital for her treatment. The hospital authorities informed the police, who then recorded Kavitadevi’s statement while she subsequently lodged a formal complaint against Saaha.

“She was admitted to the hospital and the doctors began the treatment. But since her skull injury was severe and there was profuse bleeding, she couldn’t survive,” added Mr Unhavane.

At first, Saaha was arrested under section 307 (attempt to murder), but after the victim's death, he was charged under section 302 (murder) of the Indian Penal Code. 

(If you have a story in and around Mumbai, you have our ears, be a citizen journalist and send us your story here. )

(To receive our E-paper on WhatsApp daily, please click here.  To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

BJP leader Chitra Wagh stokes controversy; compares Chandrakant Patil with social reformer Jyotiba...

BJP leader Chitra Wagh stokes controversy; compares Chandrakant Patil with social reformer Jyotiba...

Central Railways to introduce Vande Bharat train on Mumbai-Shirdi route soon

Central Railways to introduce Vande Bharat train on Mumbai-Shirdi route soon

Thane: Eight booked for employing 12 children as bonded labour

Thane: Eight booked for employing 12 children as bonded labour

Bombay HC: Financial crisis no excuse for not paying salary

Bombay HC: Financial crisis no excuse for not paying salary

Flower show in Pune: Bhimsen Joshi and Lata Mangeshkar's floral painting main attraction at Empress...

Flower show in Pune: Bhimsen Joshi and Lata Mangeshkar's floral painting main attraction at Empress...