Delhi police arrests man for murdering wife with stone following altercation

Police also recorded the statement of the 2 children, according to which their parents had had an argument on the intervening night of 16 and 17 December after which their father assaulted their mother and crushed her head with the stone.

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Arif arrested by police.
Arif arrested by police.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The accused Arif confessed that he was drunk at the time of the incident.
  • Cops were informed that a blood-smeared body with multiple head injuries was lying in a house.
  • The killer Arif was arrested from Johripur Puliya in Bhagirathi Vihar area of Delhi.

Police have arrested one Arif for the murder of his 28-year-old wife, who was found dead at her residence in Delhi's Old Mustafabad on December 17. Gokalpuri police received a call on December 17 informing that a blood-smeared body with multiple injuries on the head was lying in a house.   

1. The spot was cordoned off after the crime team inspected the place. On the basis of the statement of the victim's father, a case was registered and investigation taken up by Gokalpuri police.

2. The victim's 2 minor children were also found on the spot. Police also recorded the statement of the 2 children, according to which their parents had had an argument on the intervening night of 16 and 17 December after which their father assaulted their mother and crushed her head with the stone.

3. The husband of the woman had been absconding since the time of the incident before he was nabbed on Tuesday.

4. During the course of the manhunt, the accused kept regularly changing his position before he was finally traced and arrested from Johripur Puliya in Bhagirathi Vihar area of Delhi. The stone that was used by the accused to kill his wife was also seized by the police.

5. During the interrogation, the accused Arif confessed that he was drunk at the time of the incident. Arif said his wife started quarreling with him over some domestic issues which raised his hackles and he crushed his wife's head with a stone lying nearby.

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