Husband arrested for killing Kanpur magistrate Pratibha Gautam

Husband arrested for killing Kanpur magistrate Pratibha

Kanpur, oct 10 : The husband of a 30-year-old joint magistrate, whose body was found hanging in the house in Kanpur has been arrested for allegedly murdering her.

The body of Pratibha Gautam, who was three months pregnant, was found hanging in her house at Circuit House colony in Kanpur on Sunday with her husband Manu Abhishek stating that he had found the body after he returned from Delhi.

However, the post-mortem report has confirmed it to be a case of murder. Injury marks were found on her hands and legs which indicate that she was probably beaten with a rod, Assistant Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said.

Police suspect that she was strangulated using a rope and then hanged from the ceiling fan. Injury marks from blade were found on her wrists.

As per sources , the couple used to have  frequent fights   as Abhishek wanted her to undergo an abortion and she had refused, Mathur said. Gautam was posted in Kanpur (Rural) and the two had married in January this year against the wishes of their families. Abhishek had claimed that she had gone to Delhi two days ago and came back on Saturday, following which her phone was switched off. After being unable to contact her, he said he left for Kanpur from Delhi and found her body hanging from the ceiling fan in the house.

claiming that she had gone to Delhi two days ago and came back on Saturday, Abhishek said the following day  her phone was switched off. When he couldn’t contact her, he said he left for Kanpur from Delhi and found her body hanging from the ceiling fan in the house.

wefornews bureau

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