Army Major killed officer’s wife when she refused o marry him: Cops

New Delhi, June 25: As the investigation into the Army officer’s wife murder progresses, the Delhi Police said Major Nikhil Handa, who was detained on Sunday in connection with the murder, was apparently obsessed with the woman and wanted to marry her.

“Handa murdered the wife of fellow Army Major when he found out that she was not ready to marry him,” ANI quoted police as saying

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“The accused has been brought to Delhi. He knew the victim since 2015,” Deputy Commissioner of police, West, Vijay Kumar Singh told ANI.

Handa has picked up Shailza at around 11 am in his Honda City from the hospital , during a heated agrument, he allegedly slashed her neck with a knife, threw her out of the car and ran over her,”Vijay Kumar Singh told ANI.

According to media reports Major Nikhil Rai Handa returned to the crime scene where he dumped her body near Delhi Cantt Metro station but turned back on seeing the police personnel. He then allegedly fled to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, from where he was arrested on Sunday morning.

On Saturday, 35-year-old Shailza Dwivedi was found with her throat slit at Brar Square. Police said that since the area is isolated, nobody spotted her body for a while. Around 1.30 pm, a water tanker driver passing by saw her lying in a pool of blood and made a PCR call.

Handa met the deceased in 2015 in Nagaland when her husband was posted there. They had kept in touch, even when she came to Delhi after her husband was transferred.

“They talked continuously on phone, though he was the one who called her more often. Major Dwivedi once caught them during a video call. He confronted his wife and Nikhil and warned him to not come close to his wife and his house,” Singh said.

The deceased’s body was found with her throat slit in Delhi’s Brar Square area on Saturday.

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