Gorakhpur: A woman and her husband who were arrested here for allegedly killing a woman have been sent to jail, police said.
"Shikha, her husband Deepu Yadav and the latter`s companion Surgreeva were presented in the court of the judicial magistrate on Tuesday following which they were sent to jail, they said.
Deepu Yadav and his girlfriend Shikha were arrested for allegedly killing Pooja, a native of Sonebhadra district, and later projecting her dead body as that of Shikha.
The girl Shikha had gone missing from her residence on June 17 and the next day, a body was recovered from Saryu Nahar Colony area with its face badly thrashed.
Shikha`s father Ramprakash had later identified the body as that of his daughter on the basis of her clothes, police said.
The main accused Deepu had murdered Pooja and made it look it as the death of Shikha as part of their plan to project his girl friend as dead, they added.
Deepu and Shikha wanted to marry each other but their relationship was opposed by their parents following which they hatched the entire conspiracy on the pretext that after the death of Shikha, her parents will forget the episode and the couple would elope somewhere.