New Delhi: A drink with her husband`s
employer on the New Year eve proved costly for a 60-year-old
woman in north Delhi when he allegedly murdered her after
raping her, police said on Sunday.
The shocking incident took place in Majnu ka Tila on
December 31 evening and Achey Lal (45), who was earlier
acquitted in a rape case, was arrested for allegedly raping
and murdering the woman, who worked as a maid.
She was found lying on the floor in her house and was
rushed to Aruna Asaf Ali Hospital where doctors declared her
brought dead, Rupinder Kumar, Additional Deputy Commissioner
of Police (North), said.
"We solved the case within two hours of committing the
incident," Kumar said.
Investigators zeroed in Lal after they got a tip off
that he was the last person seen at the place of incident. His
mobile phone was also found lying near the body.
Lal, who was trying to escape from the spot, was
apprehended and during questioning, he "confessed" to the
"Initially, he tried to mislead police by telling that
she was a motherly figure. However he later broke down and
confessed of having killed the lady after raping her," Kumar
According to Kumar, the accused told his interrogators
that his wife had gone to her native place since a long time
and his sexual desires were not being fulfilled.
"The victim was the wife of his labourer and he
usually visited the house of the deceased. On December 31, he
reached her house and sent her husband for work. He and
deceased were alone at the house.
"They both consumed alcohol and after this, Lal
allegedly attacked her. She resisted. When the victim tried to
resist, he shut her mouth with a cloth which led to her
death," he said.
Lal, who is presently residing in Gopalpur village in
Timarpur, hails from Sultanpur district of UP and is working
for last 15 years with various tent owners.
He has 7 children and belongs to a poor family. He is
a habitual drunkard.
He was earlier arrested in a rape case in Civil Lines
but had been acquitted in that case.