NEW DELHI: Army Major Nikhil Handa, who has been arrested for killing the wife of his fellow officer, was so obsessed with the victim that he made more than 3,300 calls and messages since January this year to her.
"Nikhil told us that he was in contact with the victim since 2015. During the investigation, we found that they have been talking to each other for a long time. In fact, this year since January 1, Nikhil called her 3,300 times," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar told reporters.
"Going by the number of calls he made and the messages he sent, it appears that Handa was too possessive about her," DCP Kumar said.
More revelations about Major Handa were made after a Delhi court on Monday sent him to a four-day police custody in connection with the sensational murder.
Major Handa, who is currently posted in Nagaland's Dimapur, was arrested on Sunday from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh.
Delhi Police also recovered his Honda City car in which he committed the gruesome murder on Saturday.
According to police, Major Handa murdered the wife of fellow Army Major after she refused to marry him.
Handa had admitted before the investigators that he had an altercation with Shailja, 35, wife of another Major Amit Dwivedi, in his car and slashed her throat with a "Swiss knife" before pushing her out on the road and then running his car over her.
"To make it look like an accident, Handa then ran over his car on Shailja. Handa had an obsession with Shailja and was pressurising her to marry him," Deputy Commissioner of Police Vijay Kumar said in a media briefing.
The victim's body was found with her throat slit in Delhi's Brar Square area on Saturday.
DCM Kumar said the police have recovered "enough elements required to file a strong chargesheet in the case.''
"During remand period, we will do every required recreation with accused. We will inspect him time and again," he added.
Meanwhile, the police have also found the victim's mobile phone from a dustbin in Saket.
Major Nikhil had destroyed the phone and removed the victim's SIM card.
(With ANI inputs)