Software eng murders wife, stuffs body in bed box

Noida: A 24-year-old software engineer allegedly strangled to death his wife in Sector 11 here, police said on Sunday.

Shavendra Mishra was arrested after the body of his wife, Pragya (22), was found stuffed in a bed box in the wee hours in their rented accommodation on the third floor of K Block in Noida on the capital's outskirts.

The couple, who hailed from Allahabad and were living in the house for about a fortnight, were believed to be having a strained relationship for some time.

They were married in 2005 and Pragya had started living with her husband in 2009.

Last evening, Mishra allegedly strangled Pragya, who was studying fashion designing, with an electric cord and hid her body in the bed. However, he later called a relative and told him about it after which the police arrived on the scene, sources said.

Mishra was currently working as a teacher with a computer training institute.

Senior police officials were questioning other tenants and neighbours.