Ex-hus­band held for killing Kalyan woman

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HT NAVI MUMBAI - Faisal Tan­del faisal.tan­del@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Al­most 18 months af­ter a 23-year-old woman was found stran­gu­lated at her Kalyan (East) house, the po­lice ar­rested the ac­cused from Ban­ga­lore.

The ar­rested ac­cused, Dilip Rai, 38, and the woman Soni Sarkar used to work in a ho­tel at Kalyan.

Sarkar and Rai fell in love and got mar­ried. They lived at Ganesh Na­gar in Kalyan (East). “Later, Sarkar fell in love with an­other man named Sashi. She left Rai and got mar­ried to Shashi. The couple started liv­ing near Rai’s house. On May 1 last year, Rai went to Sarkar’s house and told her to shift to an­other area. He said he had no prob­lems with she leav­ing him but was un­com­fort­able that she was stay­ing nearby,” said a po­lice of­fi­cer from Kol­she­wadi po­lice sta­tion.

An ar­gu­ment fol­lowed. Rai stran­gu­lated her with a rope and killed her on May 4. “We had no clue about the ac­cused. With help of our sources, we found that he was work­ing as a man­ager at a con­struc­tion site in Ban­ga­lore. We formed a team and sent our of­fi­cers to Ban­ga­lore and ar­rested him. He was brought to the city on Satur­day,” said Shailen­dra Na­garkar, se­nior po­lice in­spec­tor, Kalyan crime branch.

The Kalyan crime branch of­fi­cers along with Kol­she­wadi po­lice have solved the mur­der case af­ter al­most 18 months. “The ac­cused has con­fessed to the crime and will be pro­duced in Kalyan court on Sun­day,” added Na­garkar.

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