Delhi Court sends Major Handa to 14 days judicial custody

New Delhi, June 29: The Patiala House Court on Friday sent Major Nikhil Handa to 14 days judicial custody in connection with Shailja Dwivedi murder case. 

Handa was produced before the Patiala House Court at the end of his four-day remand.

On June 25, a Delhi Court had sent Handa to four-day police custody for allegedly killing the wife of his fellow officer, Shailja.

Last 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.

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

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.


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