26-year-old man kills wife, her paramour, at­tempts sui­cide

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HTNAVIMUMBAI - G Mo­hi­ud­din Jeddy ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

NAVI MUM­BAI: In a case rem­i­nis­cent of the Neeraj Grover mur­der case of 2008, a man al­legedly killed his wife and her paramour on Wed­nes­day morn­ing fol­low­ing heated ex­changes be­tween them. The couple had filed a di­vorce pe­ti­tion in the court.

The dou­ble mur­der took place at around 5.30 am at Sec­tor 19 of Kamothe in Navi Mum­bai.

The ac­cused Dhru­vkant Thakur, 26, who was work­ing in merchant ship­ping and pur­su­ing a gen­eral pur­pose ( GP) rat­ing course, al­legedly killed his wife Sush­mita, 24, a sec­ond year med­i­cal col­lege stu­dent at MGM Kamothe Hos­pi­tal. He also killed her al­leged paramour Ajay Prasad, 32, who worked as a sales ex­ec­u­tive in a pri­vate com­pany in Dubai. All three were orig­i­nally from Vaishali dis­trict in Bi­har.

Ac­cord­ing to sources in the build­ing, the couple used to live in a rented flat but Dhru­vant had been liv­ing in Mum­bai for some time. Sush­mita, too, had left the house a week ago.

Dhru­vant re­turned to the build­ing three days ago. On Tues­day evening, Sush­mita and Prasad came to the flat to fetch her things and found Dhru­vant there. An ar­gu­ment en­sued be­tween the three, which con­tin­ued all night.

“Fi­nally, in a fit of rage, Dhru­vkant slit Prasad’s throat in the bed­room. He then came out and stran­gu­lated his wife with his hands and suf­fo­cated her with a pil­low, killing her,” said as­sis­tant com­mis­sioner of po­lice Sheshrao Surya­van­shi.

“Thakur then wrote a sui­cide note con­fess­ing to his crimes and tried to hang him­self from the ceil­ing fan, but the cloth tore,” said Surya­van­shi.

Hav­ing failed in his at­tempt Dhru­vkant called his sis­ter who then in­formed the po­lice which rushed to the spot and took Thakur in cus­tody.

“The couple who had an ar­ranged mar­riage in 2011 had been hav­ing dif­fer­ences over the past few months. They had filed a di­vorce pe­ti­tion in the Thane court,” said Surya­van­shi.

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