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