Gurgaon: A 25-year-old man murdered his 22-year-old wife as he suspected she was having extramarital affairs and dumped the body in an industrial waste drain, police said here on Saturday.
The incident came to light when an unidentified woman`s body was found in an industrial waste drain, which stretches from the Industrial Model Township (IMT) Manesar to the sewerage treatment plant in Dhanwapur.
Wrapped in a bedsheet, the body was later identified to be that of Poonam.
Prima facie investigation revealed that Dilbag Singh, who worked in a private company and lived in sector 82 near Shikohpur killed his wife following heated arguments, a senior police officer said.
"She was strangled. Deceased`s distant relative told that Poonam was missing for last three days," the official said.
"The couple would often fight as Singh doubted his wife`s character. He is absconding. The body was found nearly 20 km from the area where the couple lived," he added.
A case against Singh under sections of murder and destroying evidences was registered at Gurgaon sector 10 police station.